Sunday, February 24, 2008

Porcupine 1; Pitbull 0

From a Craigslist post:

A pitbull was in his backyard in southern California, minding his own business....until this porcupine invaded his territory. The brave, but stupid pitbull immediately challenged the porcupine! Bad decision...the porcupine won this short contest.

A vet sedated the dog, and then removed a total of 1,347 quills. The dog survived, and hopefully learned a valuable lesson.

Now, tell me you had a bad day!!


Melanie said...

Oh, dear sweet Jesus! Please tell me that poor dog wasn't blinded!

Uncle Robbie said...

Reason 3782 I'm happy to live in Western Washington: No porcupines.

Uncle Robbie said...

Incidentally, Melanie, according to Snopes this happened in 2005 and the owner posted this with the pics: "Inca apparently did not know when to quit when she encountered the porcupine on Victoria Day, May 23rd. These are the pictures the vet sent before long (and expensive) procedure to remove the quills. She had thousands of quills, and her tongue was so covered, she could not close her mouth. It was pretty scary at first. She is doing okay now, but looks like a World War III survivor as they had to cut some out in places, stitched between her toes, and many quills bled on removal. There are still quills buried in her, but they should work their way out over time (I pulled four more today). She is on antibiotics and pain meds and thankfully is doing quite well."

Craig said...

Her tongue! Poor thing!