Lowland streaked tenrec

Third in the series of weird and wonderful beasts to celebrate David Attenborough's 90th birthday is the lowland streaked tenrec. The streaked tenrec lives in Madagascar. If threatened by a predator (most commonly a fossa or Malagasy mongoose), he can be a vicious opponent. The tenrec erects the barbed quills on its back and on the crest around its head, pointing them completely forward, and drives them in to the attacker's nose or paws with body and head movements.