A small and lonely porcupine took on a whole pride of hungry lionesses, bravely standing his ground, and managed to get out of the situation unscathed.
The feisty little critter darted under a parked car after the pride of hunting lionesses encircled him in the South African bush.
The porcupine’s cunning hiding trick, coupled with his prickly exterior, kept the big cats at bay for just long enough for them to get bored and allow their prey to make a dash for freedom.
The sassy porcupine outsmarted a park of snaring lionesses on the prowl by darting under a stationary car as the big cats encircled him in the African bush.
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The incredible scene was caught on camera by amateur photographer Beryl, a retired housewife, and her husband Gules while they were out on a game drive at South Africa’s Kruger National Park.
“We saw a few lions walking in the on our left… They crossed the road in front of us, before disappearing down the river bank — only to reappear a few minutes later chasing a porcupine!”, Beryl said.
“Fortunately the poor porcupine took cover under the vehicle in front of us and we were able to video this amazing interaction between it and the pride of lions.”
“We felt desperately sorry for this little animal, but after a short while the lionesses lost interest, leaving the porcupine under the vehicle which eventually drove off. The porcupine disappeared into the undergrowth.”
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