If you've ever watched raw, uncensored footage of animals in the wild, then you're probably familiar with that awful moment when some adorable fuzz-wuzzy thing gets torn into little bloody pieces by a pack of vicious predators, and there's nothing anyone can do about it, because nature.
Happily, this video shot by a safari guide at the Londolozi Game Reserve in South Africa shows that sometimes, the little guy triumphs and makes it out alive. In this confrontation between one brave porcupine and a pack of ravening lions, the fellow with the quills rams his butt into the faces of his would-be attackers, until they all get bored/annoyed and go off in search of a less-pointy dinner. Woo hoo! Team Porcupine!