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Pitbull picks fight with the wrong critter (Porcupine)

Posted on 02/09/2007 1:01:25 PM PST by AZRepublican

Unbelievable pictures of what happens to a pitbull after tangling with a porcupine!



TOPICS: Humor; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: pitbull; porcupine
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1 posted on 02/09/2007 1:01:28 PM PST by AZRepublican
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To: AZRepublican

One day, a pickup passed me on the freeway. Standing in back bed was a dog that looked just like that.


2 posted on 02/09/2007 1:02:30 PM PST by hispanarepublicana (Funny, but I don't remember pressing 1 for English in 1994.)
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To: AZRepublican

you should see the other guy


3 posted on 02/09/2007 1:02:40 PM PST by camle (keep your mind open and somebody will fill it full of something for you)
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To: AZRepublican

Hilarious! Stoopid mutt.


4 posted on 02/09/2007 1:02:45 PM PST by pissant
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To: AZRepublican

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5 posted on 02/09/2007 1:03:09 PM PST by GulfBreeze (I Like Duncan Hunter for the GOP Presidential Nomination in 2008)
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To: AZRepublican

OOO-UUU-CCC-HHHH !!!! One sore dog that has learned his lesson.


6 posted on 02/09/2007 1:03:10 PM PST by EagleUSA
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To: AZRepublican

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7 posted on 02/09/2007 1:03:10 PM PST by GulfBreeze (I Like Duncan Hunter for the GOP Presidential Nomination in 2008)
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To: AZRepublican

Ouch...

I have fond memories of my dad going after a porcupine with a broom.


8 posted on 02/09/2007 1:03:14 PM PST by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: AZRepublican

--I'd like to see pictures of the porcupine--


9 posted on 02/09/2007 1:03:17 PM PST by rellimpank (-don't believe anything the MSM states about firearms or explosives--NRA Benefactor)
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To: AZRepublican

The porcupine must be completely nekkid now!
But it also shows you some of the nature of the breed. Won't stop even when in great pain.


10 posted on 02/09/2007 1:03:23 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ("Don't touch that thing")
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To: AZRepublican

That porcupine must be totally bald by now; it must look like a possum.


11 posted on 02/09/2007 1:03:27 PM PST by linda_22003
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To: AZRepublican

The term "OUCH" comes to mind.


12 posted on 02/09/2007 1:03:28 PM PST by Sleeping Freeper
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To: AZRepublican

So.. Did the porcupine survive ??

Or did the dog achieve his goal ?? ( mm mm mmm.. porcupine..)


13 posted on 02/09/2007 1:04:28 PM PST by Drammach ("If you make yourselves sheep, the wolves will eat you." -- Benjamin Franklin)
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To: AZRepublican

The doggie just got a painful lesson in good manners. A cat that's not been declawed can also give a bumptuous dog a memorable lesson in good manners.


14 posted on 02/09/2007 1:04:48 PM PST by libstripper
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To: AZRepublican

So they're dumb AND ugly


15 posted on 02/09/2007 1:05:11 PM PST by SMARTY ("Stay together, pay the soldiers and forget everything else." Lucius Septimus Severus)
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To: AZRepublican

Told!


16 posted on 02/09/2007 1:06:30 PM PST by The KG9 Kid
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To: hispanarepublicana

I've no great love for pit bulls or pocupines for that matter but that poor dog is in serious trouble. Most likely they will have to put him down. I imagine there are quite a few quills in its mouth and throat. Probably blind too.


18 posted on 02/09/2007 1:07:01 PM PST by Leg Olam ("Somethings got to go, either me or that wallpaper.." last words, Oscar Wilde)
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To: AZRepublican

Ouchie, ouchie, ouchie. That is even painful just to look at. Poor doggie. Poor porcupine.


19 posted on 02/09/2007 1:07:02 PM PST by USMCWife6869
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To: AZRepublican

Pit bulls must really be extraordinarily stupid members of the canine family, because most dogs would back off before they ever accumulated anywhere near that many quills. I wonder if they had to put this animal down? The quills have barbs and cannot just be pulled out. Left in place they can work their way into internal organs and such. Poor pup, even if it is a dumb pit bull.


20 posted on 02/09/2007 1:07:27 PM PST by -YYZ-
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To: AZRepublican

Not being a dog owner:

What do you do in such a case?


21 posted on 02/09/2007 1:07:39 PM PST by M. Dodge Thomas
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To: AZRepublican

Said the pitbull upon exiting the vet's office, "I thought I won the fight."


22 posted on 02/09/2007 1:07:43 PM PST by stevem
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To: AZRepublican

Okay... now I got a slight grip...

You know... what I can see here is if a pit pull attacks you, you WILL NOT be able to hurt it into backing off. It's either kill the dog or die yourself.

Someone else posted "You should see the other guy". I'll bet the dog finally killed the porcupine but he must have had to go after it 10 or 20 times by the time he was able to get him.


23 posted on 02/09/2007 1:08:40 PM PST by GulfBreeze (I Like Duncan Hunter for the GOP Presidential Nomination in 2008)
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To: AZRepublican

Okay... now I got a slight grip...

You know... what I can see here is if a pit pull attacks you, you WILL NOT be able to hurt it into backing off. It's either kill the dog or die yourself.

Someone else posted "You should see the other guy". I'll bet the dog finally killed the porcupine but he must have had to go after it 10 or 20 times by the time he was able to get him.


24 posted on 02/09/2007 1:08:40 PM PST by GulfBreeze (I Like Duncan Hunter for the GOP Presidential Nomination in 2008)
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To: AZRepublican
Did the dog survive for very long after that? I would think between the swelling/inflammation, potential infections and probable blindness that this dog is retired from hunting!

Poor little guy!
25 posted on 02/09/2007 1:09:07 PM PST by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: AZRepublican

see? facial piercings DO occur in nature :)


26 posted on 02/09/2007 1:09:49 PM PST by absolootezer0 (stop repeat offenders - don't re-elect them!)
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To: AZRepublican

Did I get em Boss?? Did I?


27 posted on 02/09/2007 1:10:00 PM PST by Al Gator (Refusing to "stoop to your enemy's level", gets you cut off at the knees.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

LOL!


28 posted on 02/09/2007 1:10:33 PM PST by CholeraJoe (The only Americans who need to know where Syria is are the navigators on the bombers.)
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To: EagleUSA
OOO-UUU-CCC-HHHH !!!! One sore dog that has learned his lesson.

I don't think so. The porcupine must have kept unloading on the dog until it was so full of quills it couldn't attack anymore. In other words the pit bull didn't stop because of pain.

29 posted on 02/09/2007 1:10:54 PM PST by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The only good Mullah is a dead Mullah. The only good Mosque is the one that used to be there.)
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To: AZRepublican

"Here. Hold muh ALPO!"


30 posted on 02/09/2007 1:11:11 PM PST by Gritty (There is greater security in being feared than in being loved Niccolo Machiavelli)
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To: AZRepublican

I hope the porkie is OK. I read that the quills have to be cut in half before they can be removed. Supposedly they're hollow and filled with liquid. When the liquid is released, they shrink, and can be removed with less damage to the dog.


31 posted on 02/09/2007 1:11:36 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: AZRepublican

YOW!

Amazing pictures, that had to hurt like hell.


32 posted on 02/09/2007 1:11:40 PM PST by Theresawithanh (Don't be rediki... riducke...rudicki...stoopid!)
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To: vetvetdoug

And you think you've had a rough day. What about this dog's vet?


33 posted on 02/09/2007 1:12:11 PM PST by CholeraJoe (The only Americans who need to know where Syria is are the navigators on the bombers.)
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To: AZRepublican

First off ... this isn't a pit bull but a white bull terrier. Secondly, this made the rounds at FR about a year ago ... maybe longer.


34 posted on 02/09/2007 1:12:11 PM PST by BluH2o
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To: Grizzled Bear
Did the dog survive for very long after that?

Yes, the bull terrier did survive the ordeal ... this story goes back at least a year and ran on FR at the time.

35 posted on 02/09/2007 1:15:03 PM PST by BluH2o
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
Thus one of the things that makes this and a handful of other breeds inherently more dangerous - They attack someone or something they are not suppose to - they are not easily dissuaded from the attack - and often don't stop until death.
36 posted on 02/09/2007 1:18:31 PM PST by TheBattman (I've got TWO QUESTIONS for you....)
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To: AZRepublican

I went out to eat with the wife in downtown Minneapolis a while ago and the guy that served us looked a lot like that.


37 posted on 02/09/2007 1:22:09 PM PST by Sawdring
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To: Joe 6-pack
They got this sayin here in Ak, not supposed to kill porkies cause some starvin soul could always catch one on the ground to eat.

I shoot everyone of them I see around the house, cause I have had them come right in my doglot and tangle with sled dogs, same outcome, me pullin quills with needlenose from up their nose and throat.

Now this is what your supposed to do with porcupines, barbecue them. Indians just luv them but they taste pretty foul & gamey to me. Indians gut (belly has fur on) and grandma burns quills off over fire as she rubs with stick. They like them kinda rare or raw I'd call it. Indians will take porcupine over white man's pizza everytime. Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

38 posted on 02/09/2007 1:26:13 PM PST by Eska
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To: EagleUSA
One sore dog that has learned his lesson.

Heh. I'd submit though, that this dog *didn't* learn the lesson. The lesson was in the first few quills. And the next few, and the next few...

39 posted on 02/09/2007 1:27:56 PM PST by Ramius ([sip])
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To: AZRepublican
If a Pit Bull would endure this to kill a porcupine, you're little ole pepper-spray or walking stick wouldn't be a deterrent either.
40 posted on 02/09/2007 1:31:35 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Eska

I've never tried porcupine, but I wouldn't be adverse to it (once the spines had been removed, thank you). I don't imagine it would be too different from groundhog/woodchuck/whistle pig, and as a PA native, I've eaten plenty of those.


41 posted on 02/09/2007 1:33:55 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Voted Free Republic's Most Eligible Bachelor: 2006. Love them Diebold machines.)
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To: Lee Heggy123

I was thinking the same thing, and wondering why they were taking pictures of him instead of putting him out of his misery.?


42 posted on 02/09/2007 1:34:47 PM PST by happilymarriedmom
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To: kanawa

ouch


43 posted on 02/09/2007 1:50:03 PM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Eska

Yup...been there, done that with my daughter's stupid Dalmation. It took 4 of us to hold him down and pull the quills out of the roof of his mouth. We used that baby antiseptic called Numzit to deaden the pain and needle-nose pliers to pull the quills out. Bad part is, the stupid dog did it again two weeks later. He also turned out to be a serial chicken/duck killer. We came home one day and he had massacred 6 chickens and 2 ducks, the feathers covered half an acre. Unfortunately, they were the neighbor's chickens and ducks so we had to give him away rather than see him shot if he did it again. Personally, I was glad to see him go.


44 posted on 02/09/2007 1:51:09 PM PST by ravingnutter
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To: CholeraJoe
I had to take care of a pointer one time that tangled with a porcupine. Removing the quills is a tedious and time consuming job.

Talk about a bad day, I had a wild cat Wednesday that climbed the wall of the clinic and got into my ceiling....been two days trying to trap the cat so far. I can hear him traveling back and forth up there.

45 posted on 02/09/2007 1:56:06 PM PST by vetvetdoug
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Oh man. An angry cat loose on top of a suspended ceiling? Good luck.


46 posted on 02/09/2007 2:16:16 PM PST by CholeraJoe (The only Americans who need to know where Syria is are the navigators on the bombers.)
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To: marblehead17

ping


47 posted on 02/09/2007 2:35:49 PM PST by marblehead17 (I love it when a plan comes together.)
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To: vetvetdoug

The cat wants down and out too.

Open the ceiling, place a 6 foot step ladder under the opening with some cat food on a napkin on top to attract the cat to the opening. Then open a window in the same room. Close the door to the room and wait about an hour or two. The cat will probably be gone when you come back.


48 posted on 02/09/2007 2:38:12 PM PST by B4Ranch (You're in America now. Here we speak English.)
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To: Lee Heggy123; happilymarriedmom
The dog survived and went home the same day a little wiser with just some ointment on his face. This happens fairly frequently to dogs where porcupines live. Dogs just can't help messing with them. They take one bite at the porcupine and find out that they just face-planted into a box full of toothpicks.

The quills only go in a tiny bit. It might not even hurt as bad as it looks. They sedate the dog until he's conked out, then they do an hour's work with a needle-nose pliers yanking out the quills one by one.

One veterinarian posted on his website how he treated the same dumb dog three weekends in a row that looked as bad as the dog pictured here. The dog just wouldn't give up.

I even bet the porcupine survived too. That's what they're designed for.

49 posted on 02/09/2007 2:55:50 PM PST by The KG9 Kid
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To: Calpernia
ouch

Indeed!

The dog though, is a Bull Terrier
and this thread is a good example of how easily people incorrectly identify a dog. ;~)

50 posted on 02/09/2007 3:45:12 PM PST by kanawa (Don't go where you're looking, look where you're going.)
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