Porcupine Attacks on Animals Like Dogs and Other Predatory Creatures — as well as People — are More Common than You Might Think
Well, I guess calling these porcupine “attacks” is probably not the most accurate statement I could make, as porcupines are herbivores and, as such, only attack when provoked or defending themselves against carnivorous animals.
Whether they initiate the attack or not, the effects of a porcupine attack are devastating. Take a look at the pictures and videos below for details of the damage.Porcupines inhabit the Americas, southern Asia, and Africa. Porcupines are the third largest of the rodent family, behind only the capybara and the beaver. Most porcupine species measure around 25–36 in (63–91 cm) long, with an 8–10 in (20–25 cm) long tail. Adult porcupines typically weigh between 12–35 lb (5.4–16 kg), and are rounded, large and slow moving.
If your dog has been the unfortunate victim of a porcupine attack, you should get him/her to a Veterinarian ASAP. If you can’t get your pet to a Vet, here is a helpful link detailing how to treat your pet’s injury yourself…
How to Treat Your Dog after Porcupine Attack
Porcupines have approximately 30,000 quills at their disposal. You don’t want to mess with an angry porcupine!