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Porcupine puppy
http://www.wimp.com/porcupinepuppy/ ^

Posted on 06/27/2014 5:27:50 AM PDT by ABN 505

The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center adopts a five-year-old porcupine that someone had been keeping as a pet. Because of his gentle nature and love for human contact, everyone treats the porcupine like a prickly puppy dog.

(Excerpt) Read more at wimp.com ...


TOPICS: Humor; Outdoors; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: animal; rescue; video
My Dog got into a fight with a Porcupine, it did not end well for either of them. While looking for info on porcupines I found this and got a chuckle out of it. Enjoy!
1 posted on 06/27/2014 5:27:51 AM PDT by ABN 505
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To: ABN 505

Due to the damage porcupines do to my wood lands, buildings and the value of timber they ruin.

Then the fact that it cost a lot of money to remove quills from my dogs it they are bad enough.

I shoot every porcupine I find on my property.


2 posted on 06/27/2014 5:34:12 AM PDT by riverrunner
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To: ABN 505; All
What's truly amazing is t hat they somehow manage to nurse their young without impaling their porcupettes..( that's what a baby porcupine is called..the babies quills are soft ( obviously..otherwise birthing would really, REALLY hurt...they harden in a few days..but you'd also think that as they crawled all over the mother's belly to nurse, they'd stick her as well.

Ain't nature amazing??

3 posted on 06/27/2014 6:02:38 AM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: ABN 505

Porcupines are generally good natured after being around humans for a while, especially if they get tidbitted in the process. They will shamelessly beg for goodies.


4 posted on 06/27/2014 6:26:48 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Don't compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative." -Obama, 09-24-11)
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To: ken5050

Survival of the titest...................


5 posted on 06/27/2014 6:27:46 AM PDT by Red Badger (I've posted a total of 2,743 threads and 84,837 replies.)
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To: Red Badger
Ah..I see you've been putting Bailey's Irish Cream in your coffee again...

Have a good weekend...

6 posted on 06/27/2014 7:09:16 AM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Either the lady in that picture is VERY petite, or that’s a REALLY, REALLY BIG porcupine..


7 posted on 06/27/2014 7:10:17 AM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: ABN 505

My kids and I went to a wild life rescue place in Alaska a few years ago. We saw a baby porcupine. This caused me to commit a “do as I say, not as I do” error in parenting that haunts me to this day (because the kids remind me). There was a big sign: “Do not touch the porcupine”, because people can transmit their germs to him and he might get sick, basically. Well, I couldn’t help it. I petted the adorable porcupine, but then told the kids they couldn’t. They had to obey the sign. Sigh....


8 posted on 06/27/2014 7:24:27 AM PDT by married21 ( As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: ken5050
I drink only after 5.

And it's always 5 somewhere.....................

9 posted on 06/27/2014 7:34:58 AM PDT by Red Badger (I've posted a total of 2,743 threads and 84,837 replies.)
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To: ken5050
Either the lady in that picture is VERY petite, or that’s a REALLY, REALLY BIG porcupine.

Some porcupines can get quite large, some the size of a English Bulldog or better. This one has been well fed all of it's life and probably achieved the maximum size for its species...................

10 posted on 06/27/2014 7:36:53 AM PDT by Red Badger (I've posted a total of 2,743 threads and 84,837 replies.)
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To: married21

In the local Pet shop they sell hedgehogs.
There is a sign, Do not pet the hedgehogs.
You do and everybody in the store will know it..............;^)


11 posted on 06/27/2014 7:39:12 AM PDT by Red Badger (I've posted a total of 2,743 threads and 84,837 replies.)
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To: Red Badger

I have actually been considering getting a ferret?

Any thoughts...


12 posted on 06/27/2014 7:48:58 AM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: ken5050

“I have actually been considering getting a ferret?”

Smelly. Not worth it. Had 2. Not fun.


13 posted on 06/27/2014 7:50:40 AM PDT by CodeToad (Arm Up! They Are!)
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To: ken5050

My adult daughter had two a few years back.
They had them for about a month and then they escaped thru a hole and were never seen again....................

Similar stories from others I have talked to.

So, enjoy them for a while.............


14 posted on 06/27/2014 7:53:20 AM PDT by Red Badger (I've posted a total of 2,743 threads and 84,837 replies.)
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To: Red Badger; CodeToad

Thanks...I’m convinced...


15 posted on 06/27/2014 8:01:49 AM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: ABN 505
My mother had a pet porcupine she called Mickey. Look closely at this pic. Mickey is in there with her dog Trixie. She was very playful and a wonderful pet. She eventually went back to the wild. Image and video hosting by TinyPic
16 posted on 06/27/2014 8:02:27 AM PDT by Man from Oz
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To: ken5050

“Porcupines are the third largest of the rodents, behind the capybara and the beaver. Most porcupines are about 25–36 (2’ to 3’) in length, with an 8–10 in long tail. And Weighing 12–35 lb.”

I’ve seen some well fed porcupines in zoos, some even larger than the one in the video.


17 posted on 06/27/2014 8:24:11 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Don't compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative." -Obama, 09-24-11)
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To: CodeToad

how about an otter?


18 posted on 06/27/2014 9:15:03 AM PDT by reed13k (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothings)
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To: reed13k

Ya got an area the size of a zoo?


19 posted on 06/27/2014 9:51:18 AM PDT by CodeToad (Arm Up! They Are!)
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To: ABN 505

Great video. THanks.


20 posted on 06/27/2014 9:58:30 AM PDT by aimhigh (1 John 3:23)
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To: Red Badger

Oh. I guess I was lucky I petted the porcupine outdoors.


21 posted on 06/27/2014 10:08:44 AM PDT by married21 ( As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: ABN 505

Here’s another one:

http://www.wimp.com/porcupineshare/


22 posted on 06/27/2014 10:13:09 AM PDT by NY Cajun
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To: married21

Hedgehog quills are quite sharp. I don’t know how they compare with porcupines as I have never petted one......................


23 posted on 06/27/2014 10:14:30 AM PDT by Red Badger (I've posted a total of 2,743 threads and 84,837 replies.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
Thanks....I watched the video again..what's really amazing is when it lies on it's back...presenting its belly...it's vulnerable part...to the lady..that shows how truly domesticated they are...

In the wild, the biggest predators or porcupines are stoats..they have learned to approach from the front, and bite the porcupine on the muzzle..

24 posted on 06/28/2014 6:38:22 AM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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