This fearsome fox sent a troublesome badger packing when it threatened her cubs - by biting its face and tearing out chunks of its fur. The protective mother launched her ferocious attack when the badger wandered too close to her den, which housed her two kits.
Photographer Max Waugh pulled over in his car to capture the battle after hearing the animals' shrieks. Some bighorn sheep even shuffled up to get a closer view of the action at Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, United States. SEE OUR COPY FOR DETAILS.
Pictured: The battle between the fox and the badger, as the vixon tries to protect her cub in the den.