The African savannah can be a daunting place for those creatures who don't enjoy a high position on the food chain. But fortunately for some potential prey, they come equipped with features that give them a fighting chance in the face of adversity.
One porcupine was recently spotted putting his survival skills to the test after bumping into a pride of 17 hungry lions on the Londolozi Game Reserve in South Africa. According to Lucien Beaumont, who captured the encounter on video, the situation might have seemed dire at first, but the plucky little porcupine proved no easy meal.
(YouTube/Londolozi Game Reserve)