Rescuers took in this porcupine as a baby and brought him up into adulthood. With fond memories, they set him free, back into the wild to live life the way he should.

Even though they saw the porcupine regularly, it wasn’t until a year after he was set free that he decided to take a trip back to his friends and greet them with a special surprise…

Image Source: Dimitar Denev

This porcupine’s tale begins in the South African town of Hoedspruit with a potato farmer. Year after year, he worked hard on his land despite how difficult farming can be but whilst he was glad about his crops flourishing, because of this, his ground was a haven for hungry animals – particularly porcupines. These sneaky creatures love the salt naturally found in potatoes.