By Tom Gillespie @TomGillespie1
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The fierce critter even bit a lioness on the nose as it defended itself on a path in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve in Botswana.
The feisty bat-eared fox was seen struggling to move after being attacked by one of the pride.
But as the cats closed in, the injured animal showed it wasn’t going down without a fight.
South African wildlife photographer Graham Dyer, who captured the images, said: “When we got there the lead lioness had caught a bat-eared fox and had evidently injured its spine as it couldn't stand on its hind legs.
"The lioness had received a bite to her nose for the trouble.
"The plucky fox was alarm-calling and snarling at the lions for the first five to six minutes but then, later, only when a lion approached.
“Suddenly all the lions heard what sounded like other lions fighting over food in the distance, they paused for a second and then all quickly ran off in that direction.”
Graham, 47, who lives in Johannesburg, South Africa, captured the images on April 11, 2015.