Seven lions cannot take a determined porcupine!
Most animals in nature do not want to mess around with porcupines. These prickly creatures can easily cause a great deal of pain and suffering if they manage to leave a quill in you. For many predators, these can lead to a litany of health problems further down the line.
Still, they are not totally invincible. There are animals that like to feed on porcupines. It does take some experience for most predators to learn how to defeat one.
In the case of this video from South Africa's Kruger National Park, a whopping seven male lions are interested in making a meal of a porcupine. They just cannot figure out how to defeat it!
As they like to say, "curiosity killed the cat!" Or at the least, it could have made things extremely painful and uncomfortable for the lion for a while. The video's description notes the lions eventually came to their senses and gave up their attempts to make a snack of the porcupine. Kudos to the porcupine. Not many animals get that close to seven lions and live to see another day in the African bush. Survival of the fittest in action.
These lions are obviously all young and completely inexperienced when it comes to getting around those sharp quills. The predators were at least smart enough to realize the dangers posed by this animal. Still, it is hilarious to see an animal that is not afraid to attack hippos and crocodiles stand down to such a small animal.
Odds are the lions will eventually learn how to take out and eat a porcupine. For now, the porcupine lives to see another day and the lions will have to swallow their pride knowing a seven on one advantage was not enough to win the day.
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