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The other day I was busy doing my weekend job cleaning the bathroom and then suddenly my daughter shouted:

Porcupine!!! Porcupine!!”

So, immediately went outside  and check my daughter and yes, she right its a Porcupine.


As precautions, I wear a protective  gloves and put the Porcupine to a plastic container and then we went to the nearest SPCA office to take care of the Animal.


According to Wikipeadia, Porcupines are rodents with a coat of sharp spines, or quills, that defend them from predators.

They are indigenous in both the Old Worldand the New World. Porcupines are the third largest of the rodents, behind the capybara and the beaver.

Most porcupines are about 25–36 in (63–91 cm) long, with an 8–10 in (20–25 cm) long tail. Weighing between 12–35 lb (5.4–16 kg), they are rounded, large and slow.


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2 thoughts on “Porcupine!!!!

  1. I'm pretty sure it's a Hedge hog introduced by British settlers, as Porcupines are native to Africa.

    Posted by Alex Vanderlay | February 22, 2010, 10:18 pm
  2. Do hedge hogs make good pets? Looks cute and harmless from the afar. So looks like a hog but with quills.

    Posted by Keith | February 23, 2010, 12:09 pm

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