Even the underdogs do not give up easily, as SANParks showed in a recent epic showdown between a leopard and a porcupine. Picture: screenshot/SANParks
Even the underdogs do not give up easily, as SANParks showed in a recent epic showdown between a leopard and a porcupine. Picture: screenshot/SANParks

WATCH: An epic showdown between a leopard and porcupine at Kruger National Park

By Clinton Moodley Time of article published Sep 3, 2021

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The wild is a peculiar place that truly offers an experience like no other. Animals are constantly fighting for survival, hunting their next meal or protecting their territory.

Even the underdogs do not give up easily, as SANParks showed in a recent epic showdown between a leopard and a porcupine.

The video, captured by Mark Wyn during a trip to the Kruger National Park, shows the porcupine using its quills to ward off the eager leopard.

As the leopard taunts and gets pricked in the process, the porcupine manoeuvres around it, in what looks like an escape attempt.

The short clip is less than a minute, so it is unclear who came out victorious. But one thing for sure, the leopard wasn't a happy chappy.

In a separate incident in 2018, another leopard and porcupine faced off at Kruger National Park.

Kruger National Park is known for its stunning animal sightings no matter what time of the year you visit.

The national park was ranked among The 25 Most Popular Selfie Spots in the World by international car comparison site EnjoyTravel.

Kruger National Park, a popular safari attraction in Africa, amassed 96 734 291 hashtags.

"The Kruger National Park is one of Africa’s largest game reserves," EnjoyTravel stated on its site.

"One of the best places in Kruger National Park to get a selfie with sleeping lions in the background is Kruger Tablets. For an elephant selfie, head to the N'watindlopfu River crossing," it recommended.

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