The predators weren't quick to abandon their attempts at taking the spiky animal for a snack, as they are sometimes successful. But the lions' plans were no match for this porcupine's strong defense.
"This very lucky porcupine managed to survive," writes Beaumont. "The cubs soon lost their bravery and backed off, leaving the porcupine to disappear into the night and live to see another day."
(YouTube/Londolozi Game Reserve)