This feisty leopard thought he could get a quick meal - but quickly changed his mind.
The photos were taken in South Africa's Kruger National Park after the leopard chased two prickly porcupines out of a drainage pipe. One escaped safely into the bush, so the leopard set his sights on this little guy.
Fortunately for the porcupine, nature gave him his own leopard-repellers.
"Hello, dinner. I am going to eat you and ... "