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Watch This Bad-Ass Porcupine Successfully Fight Off A Pride Of 17 Lions

06/11/2014 14:37 GMT | Updated 06/11/2014 14:59 GMT

We're not just about the LOLZ here at HuffPost UK Comedy. Oh, no.

We're also about the The Animal Kingdom's Most Amazing Moments.

And this one's pretty amazing.

It shows 13 lionesses and four male lions surrounding a single porcupine at the Londolozi Private Game Reserve in South Africa. And as you will see, that single porcupine fought them all off, Keanu Reeves 'Matrix'-style.

"The porcupine began to shake its tail... the sound of the quills makes a distracting noise. The porcupine began to run backwards into any lion that would come too close for comfort, a common defense mechanism for a threatened porcupine," writes Lucien Beaumont, who caught the moment on camera.

"If the porcupine manages to get close enough to a predator, it does not shoot its quills as many people may think. Rather the quills have micro-barbs, which hook into the face or paws of a predator that may get too close. The quills simply pull out of the porcupines skin without causing damage to the prickly creature. The predator then has to deal with a painful quill."

Nice work, bad-ass porcupine!