The Honey badger has been referred to as "the meanest animal in the world", and they are often considered to have no enemies, apart from man. They are a tenacious small carnivore that has a reputation for being, pound for pound, Africa's most fearless animal despite its small size. They are reputed to go for the scrotum when attacking large animals.
Some people share similar characteristics with the honey badger. They are persistent when they are after something. Once provoked they become ill-natured and intimidating.