VIDEO: You’re supposed to be king of the jungle! Two Lions Face Off With a Tiny Dog in Tanzania

VIDEO: You’re supposed to be king of the jungle! Two Lions Face Off With a Tiny Dog in Tanzania

When you think “lion” you probably think of a fierce animal that you wouldn’t want to meet in a dark alley. Or anywhere, actually.

At the end of the day though, they are just cats. And apparently scaredy cats at that. It doesn’t matter how big they are, they still realize that dogs are their natural enemy, and aren’t willing to take a chance in a battle.

I know this, because video from Tanzania shows two large lions running away from a very small dog when he confronts them.

A male and female lion were taking a relaxing walk in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area in Tanzania when a tiny dog with a big mouth approached them and began barking angrily at them. Not intimidated by the size difference for the fact that he was outnumbered, the brave pooch appears to even bite at the male lion’s mane.

Maybe I’ve been incorrect in thinking that larger dogs are better than home defense. All you need is a dog (of any size) that is willing to go toe-to-toe with two large lions.

The people filming the exchange can be heard gasping when the male lion appears to scuttle away from the pup. If they’re anything like me, they were probably thinking that this is the last time they would ever see little Fido, and wanted to catch his last moments on film. They underestimated his veracity though.

Watch the video below:

Once he successfully scared the lions off, the diminutive doggo strolled away with his victory in hand and his pride in tact. The same can’t be said of the male lion, who fled at the first sign of trouble.

Will there be a round two? Only time will tell.

Most of us can only dream of this type of bravery. I can tell you that even as a human, even if I was armed to the teeth, there is still something about the thought of meeting such a powerful beast head on that makes me deeply uncomfortable. It’s not an experience that I will ever be eager to submit myself to, I can tell you that.

Well, perhaps if I had this dog by my side then I would be able to make it out alive. I don’t know how long it will be until his luck runs out, but he might not want to push it very much.

Still, my money will always be on the pup.

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