Pit Bull v/s Porcupine

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  1. LabRat11

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    TJDIV Back in The U.P.

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    holy s*** man......................that's nuts.
     
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    Ain't buying that photo.....but it caused me to think that one truly bad animal would be a cross between pit bull and porcupine.
     
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    that's definately a good poster dog for spaying/neutering PBs.
     
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    From the side it looks more like a bull terrior
     
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    Yeah, thats not a Pit, thats definetly a Bull Terrier. But HOLY COW.



    Jason
     
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    know what? it ain't me remvoing all those quills...
    that is going to be one pissed hurting dog...
    cheers
     
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    Is the breed that stupid ? Doesn't it know when to quit ?
     
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    I would think they had to put that dog down. I can't imagine removing all those quills and not causing a lot of bleeding and pain and problems with the dogs eyes.
     
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    one day I'm in a National Park someplace. A porcupine walks along. I tell the kids to get out of there pronto cuz they can spray quills... A guy walks by and tells me haughtily that I don't know jack. He's a biologist and porcupines can't shoot quills, he knows... He went to see it close!


































    dang, I wish I didn't have to leave and could have stayed... :D
     
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    I wonder if the porcupine is still alive?

    And I don't believe porcupines can "shoot" quills either.
     
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    Hate to tell you E9999 but your wrong. A porcupine can not shoot, toss, spray, or use the quills in any other projectile type manner. They defend themselves by standing the quills up and swinging their tail at the attacker, if the quills hit and imbed in the animal then they are released by the porcupine.
     
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    e9999 You want to do what...? Moderator

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    yup, very possibly wrong, but I'd rather not take a chance.

    I have read in many places that the quills on their tails are loosely attached, and that by swinging their tail, they'll fling them around. Sounds plausible to me, but what do I know?
     
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    so this makes me wonder if the porcupine even had any quills left.
     
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    Porcupine quills dislodge easily...and they will whip their tail at you, but they can't "shoot them".

    If that photo is real then.... that is/was a very stupid or dedicated dog, and there must be a nearly naked porcupine running around somewhere.
     
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    i saw a pocupine once and i had a scope on its back for sniping, hell if they dont shoot.
     
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    The quills on the porcupine are barbed so they're difficult to remove.

    Stupid dog.
     
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    "They" say dogs are smarter than cats, but cats know better than to mess with a porcupine. I once saw a video of a lion in Africa killing a porky. It very carefully flipped the porcupine over to get at its vulnerable underside. Porkys are real pests around here. Some people trap them in garbage cans and transport them away. I'm more inclined to kill them, but haven't done it yet! A good meal could be had too. If not for those damn quills...
     
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    I read (again!) that the quills are made out of a material that will swell when in your flesh, which together with the directions of the barbs will make the quill slowly move in deeper by itself...
     
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    http://www.thepetcenter.com/gen/pq.html

    Removing quills from a dog can be as simple as gripping a quill with your thumb and finger and pulling. On the other hand it just may be a long drawn out affair under anesthesia in the veterinarian's office. I recall many late night emergency calls with the frantic voice on the line wondering how long it would take me to get to the clinic to help a distressed dog with a mouthful of porcupine quills.

    Porcupine quills do not have barbs at their ends, and only rarely will actually migrate through the dog's tissues.

    Porcupines are quiet, amusing little creatures who simply want to be left alone. They do not shoot or eject their quills but will swipe their tails swiftly and leave a bunch of needle like quills in whatever the tail happens to touch. When threatened tiny erector muscles in the skin will make the hundreds of quills over the back "stand up" in defense. Any dog, coyote or wolf that dives in thinking an easy meal awaits makes a startling discovery! If the eyes or throat are affected by the quills, the canine is in real trouble. Left untreated, as happens in the wild, the quills will eventually create festering and oozing and eventually the quill may be rubbed or scratched out. The danger to the victim, though, is very real.
     
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