PICS: Porcupine KILLS leopard in the Kruger National Park

2016-03-17 10:26 - Louzel Lombard
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Cape Town - In the wild, survival of the fittest determines the order of power. And predators typically dominate this power structure. 

But sometimes, even in the wild, the underdog wins. 

In a true David and Goliath occurrence, a porcupine has killed a leopard with several fatal stabs with its quills in the Kruger National Park. 

The photos were posted to the official SANParks - Kruger National Park Facebook page by Marga Stevens on Thursday, 17 March. Stevens told Traveller24, however, that the incident occurred a few years ago, on Christmas Day 2012 already. 

(Photo: Marga Stevens‎)

YOU CAN VIEW MORE PHOTOGRAPHS HERE: Porcupine KILLS leopard in the Kruger National Park

WARNING: Photos might upset sensitive viewers 

A leopard was also photographed stalking a porcupine in the Kruger National Park much more recently, near the Lower Sabi Camp. The photos were taken by Sharon Thistleton Mealor‎, who says it was their best sighting in the Kruger. 


(Photo: Sharon Thistleton Mealor‎)

This is not the first time a porcupine has gotten the upper hand over its predator. 

Traveller24 posted photos of a 3.9m African Rock Python that died after eating a large porcupine in the Lake Eland nature reserve in southern KwaZulu-Natal last year. 

SEE PICS: Python dies after prickly meal



There was also the Londolozi Game Reserve porcupine that defeated a pride of 17 hungry lions in a skirmish. 

Watch The Porcupine Ward Off The Pride Of 17 Lions Here



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