The Battle of the “Father of the Night” Ends with Porcupine Becoming a Tasty Prey
Initially, the wildlife photographer predicted that the porcupine was killed by some other species and the honey badger was merely taking advantage of the situation.
Porcupines and honey badgers are two animals that no species wants to mess with, even formidable predators like lions, hyenas, and leopards.
Despite their small size, both possess characteristics that make any creature think twice. While porcupines have sharp quills, honey badgers have an unyielding nature that intimidates everyone.
The honey badger was discovered next to the carcass of a deceased porcupine.
Wildlife photographers Caroline Schiess and Anna Nagel witnessed a honey badger attempting to devour the porcupine. As soon as they appeared, the honey badger quickly retreated into a bush and didn’t return.
When the photographers returned for the second time, the honey badger was enjoying its meal. They couldn’t determine whether the honey badger killed the porcupine or if it had been killed by other predators like hyenas or lions, and the honey badger was merely taking advantage of the situation.
This time, despite initially reacting to the human presence, the honey badger still abandoned the meal. It wasn’t until the third encounter that it finally decided to devour its prey.
Only at this point did the photographers notice that the honey badger still had porcupine quills embedded in its body and wounds. This indicated that the honey badger had engaged in a battle with the porcupine before killing its adversary.
In this battle, the honey badger emerged victorious.
The presence of humans disrupted the honey badger’s meal.
However, it adamantly refused to give up its meal.
Initially, the wildlife photographer predicted that the porcupine was killed by some other species, and the honey badger was merely taking advantage of the situation.
However, the porcupine quills still embedded in the honey badger’s body and the wounds proved that it was the one who killed the porcupine as prey.