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Watch: porcupine takes on seventeen lions and wins!

Porcupine walks away victorious after taking on 17 lions.
Porcupine walks away victorious after taking on 17 lions. Image by Eric Kilby / CC BY-SA 2.0

Porcupines might not be as majestic as the mighty king of the jungle, but they also pack a rather painful punch, as was discovered by a pride of 17 hungry lions in Londolozi Game Reserve on the border of the Kruger National Park. The world’s third largest rodent only used its incredibly sharp quills to fend off the predators. Watch: news24.com