This Article is From May 19, 2020

Watch Who Came Out On Top In This Leopard vs Porcupine Video

A young leopard tries to take on a smart porcupine in this video from Katarniaghat.

Watch Who Came Out On Top In This Leopard vs Porcupine Video

Watch what happened when a leopard and a porcupine crossed paths.

A rare interaction between a leopard and a porcupine was captured on camera and has left viewers fascinated. Indian Forest Services officer Ramesh Pandey took to Twitter on Saturday to share a video from Uttar Pradesh where a young leopard and a porcupine are seen sizing each other up before making their move. 

In the video, which was filmed at the Katarniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary, the two animals are seen on a deserted stretch of road after dark. The leopard moves towards the porcupine, which quickly spreads its spines to scare the predator away. Undeterred, the big cat crouches low and strikes as the porcupine approaches - unsuccessfully. The video shows the leopard quickly moving away from the porcupine, an animal famous for its impenetrable spines defence.

According to Earth Touch News Network, in most of the of recorded porcupine-vs-leopard altercations, it is the big cats that come on top as they have mastered the art of porcupine hunting and are able to get underneath the sharp spines. 

In this case, the young leopard wasn't so successful. "It is not easy for a young leopard to take panga with a smart porcupine," wrote Mr Pandey while sharing the video on Twitter.

The video has been viewed over 44,000 times since it was shared. It has also collected more than 3,600 'likes' and a ton of comments.

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