The famous phrase “size doesn’t matter” makes a lot of sense when it comes to the porcupine. An animal that, when small, may seem cute and harmless, but when it grows up, it’s brave enough to put big predators in their place. And it is with this leopard full of thorns that I present you 4 moments in which the animals messed with the porcupine and they regretted it! Here we go!
NUMBER 1. BEAR It’s hard to imagine an animal as big and imposing as the bear being intimidated by a simple porcupine. But this footage doesn’t lie, and clearly shows a grizzly bear running away from a porcupine after being hit by it. It is possible to notice that the large carnivore approaches and smells the animal, which must not have liked the smell very much and decides to end the relationship. The bear runs away as if it had seen a ghost and only later is the thorns stuck to its snout noticeable. Eh next time he’ll think twice before molesting a prickly pig!
NUMBER 2. LEOPARD This leopard has probably never seen or known a porcupine. This is because he threw himself on top of the animal and then got all pricked with thorns. What many are unaware of is that in fact its spines are just extremely hard modified hairs, and contrary to popular belief, the porcupine does not throw its spines all over the place as a form of defense. Only they easily detach from the animal’s body
attaching itself to the victim’s body with a simple blow or a “get there”. In this video, a leopard couldn’t resist two prickly pigs wandering in front of him and so decides to attack one of them. The problem is that the feline ignored all odds of suffering the consequences for hugging a porcupine. And jump on top of the animal. It is possible to notice that the leopard quickly sits down and gives up that meal. And the reason you may already know.