published by Nicolas F on Jul 20, 2021 at 2:26 PM
This poor fat Saint-Bernard has learned the hard way, the expression “who rubs themselves there pricks themselves”. He appeared sheepish and in great pain, covered with quills porcupine.
His muzzle and the inside of his mouth were riddled with long spikes that had to be removed one by one in one animal shelter New Yorker. Watch the video of this poor, suffering animal.
The dog had already met a porcupine
Ruckus is an adorable Saint Bernard who has a weakness for porcupines. It was not the first time that he had come a little too close to theanimal, and that he surely played with him a little, but he had not yet understood the lesson. His mistress once again ran to Lollypop Farm, an animal shelter, to be taken care of by a veterinary. He arrived with the jaws of several thousand porcupine quills, on the outside but also on the inside of the mouth and the body. muzzle.
The vets removed the quills one by one
Porcupines have around 30,000 quills on their backs and are able to let go if they feel in danger. The gentle Saint Bernard was rather curious and wanted to play with the animal, but its frightening size was enough for the porcupine panics and defends himself. “The quills come off very easily,” explains the shelter veterinarian. But they are on the other hand quite difficult to remove once they are planted in other animals, as is often the case with dogs. “Contrary to popular belief, the porcupine does not project its quills”, but on the other hand, it can release them and just by touching them too closely, the animals are pinned down. “Fortunately for Ruckus, our team managed to remove it without the to injure all the spikes and the doggie immediately felt better ”.
Credits: Caters News Agency, REX