Thursday, January 25, 2007

Dog vs Porcupine

Someone sent me this in an e-mail. I don't know where the pictures originated, but the e-mail said that this is what a dog looked like after making a porcupine angry and that somewhere there was a naked porcupine. This poor dog must've been in horrible pain! I just wonder if he could even see.





***Addition to post***
Apart from the fact that the poor pooch pictured above is mislabeled as a pit bull (she's actually a bull terrier), these pictures are authentic. They were originally posted on a community bulletin board by the dog's owner on May 25, 2005. The terrier's name is Inca.

"Thousands of quills were embedded even in her tongue," her owner explained. "The vets worked for quite some time to get quills out and even still could not get them all. The one's that are left will work themselves out over time. Inca is home and on antibiotics and pain killers."

In a follow-up post dated July 13, Inca's owner reported that "she is just fine and has just the odd broken bit come out once in awhile. Other than that she is back to her old self."

Moral of the story: Dogs and porcupines don't mix.

15 comments, add yours here:

GreenEyedGirl said...

Poor Dog! I don't know what I would do if either of my dogs came home looking like that!!

Busy Mom said...

OUCH!

Kai said...

OMG. The poor thing! Could you imagine being the person who had to remove those one by one?

Kara said...

OMG, the poor thing! That must hurt so bad!

Crunchy Carpets said...

wow.....what did the porcupine look like after that....sheesh...he doesn't seen that bothered...resigned maybe.

crpitt said...

Holy C**P, thats the last time he will try and mount a porcupine!lol!
OUCH!

Claire xx

Rebecca said...

This picture makes me really sad. You can see the blood on his face.

Sarge Charlie said...

Ouch, i think the porcupine won. Thanks for stopping by

Mike said...

I've only seen one porcupine in my life and wasn't close enough to get a picture of it. I don't think I'll try after seeing this.

Skittles said...

Ohhhh pooooooor doggy :(

palmtreefanatic said...

OMG! OUCH! That is beyond horrible!!! sad!

Crazy Working Mom said...

I would hope the vet didn't charge by the quil.

eric said...

that'll leave a mark...

Incog & Nito said...

Ouch the poor dog - hope they got him to the vet quickly.

Rose said...

These photos were originally posted on a community bulletin board by the dog's owner on May 25, 2005. The terrier's name is Inca.

You can read more here.

http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/bl_pit_bull_vs_porcupine.htm


Poor dog. I was glad to read that she is doing ok now.