WATCH: The tense standoff between a pack of wild dogs and a hyena protecting its den

A mama protecting its young - this brave display of motherhood was captured on video when a hyena was telling a pack of wild dogs - 17 in total - to stay away from its den.

The interaction was filmed by Clinton Delport near Kruger National Park's Phalaborwa Gate and shared with Latest Sightings

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Delport was watching the hyena family for a bit when the wild dogs appeared, and he started filming. Soon the pack started harassing the mother and her young, but she was having none of it.

Luckily it never escalated to a full-on fight - which the wild dogs would probably have won - and they eventually lost interest and went on their way.

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