These incredible photographs show the moment two squirrels decide enough is enough and launch into a spectacular kung-fu scrap in the desert. Hurling themselves at each other, the little creatures battle it out, before a third squirrel gets dragged into the vicious fight, too. The images capture the animals as they pin each other down and roll around in the sand at the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in South Africa.
Unleashing their best kung-fu style moves, the squirrels dance around threateningly before leaping at each other with their striped tails raised high in the air.
They’re known for being fiercely protective of their food, but there’s not a morsel in sight in the photographs – it seems these African ground squirrels just fancied a good old-fashioned bust up. SEE MORE ON PAGE 2