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2012-08-11 11:01:10 AM  
So was this the protest over the Defense of the Marriaging Act or something? Because it just does not seem to be that this would be the effective tactic.
 
2012-08-11 12:03:13 PM  
That dog got Cheneyed.

/it's like being Sarged, but in the face
 
2012-08-11 12:20:57 PM  
poor pup, i hope they anesthetized it before pulling the porcupine quills out
 
Skr
2012-08-11 12:21:20 PM  
Damn I wonder if the eyes are okay. At least the bastards can't really shoot out the quills like in the Critters movies.
 
2012-08-11 12:22:04 PM  

Sid_6.7: /it's like being Sarged, but in the face


I can picture the porcupine: "I hope you brought your wallet, because the rent is hell get paid in advance!"
 
2012-08-11 12:22:22 PM  
Her suffering will be legendary, even in hell.
 
2012-08-11 12:22:24 PM  
you get a brother arrested for grabbing that thing? get the fark out of here. that was a compliment. don't like it, slap him. the brother doesn't need an arrest record.

/now complain, dykes, libbers and fat-asses.
 
2012-08-11 12:24:59 PM  

KrispyKritter: you get a brother arrested for grabbing that thing? get the fark out of here. that was a compliment. don't like it, slap him. the brother doesn't need an arrest record.

/now complain, dykes, libbers and fat-asses.


generally as a rule slapping a porcupine is a bad idea

much like slapping an ass in a walmart which i think is where you meant to post
 
2012-08-11 12:28:51 PM  
Porc... The other white meat?
 
2012-08-11 12:28:55 PM  
Never bring a face to a porcupine fight.
 
2012-08-11 12:30:06 PM  

KrispyKritter: you get a brother arrested for grabbing that thing? get the fark out of here. that was a compliment. don't like it, slap him. the brother doesn't need an arrest record.

/now complain, dykes, libbers and fat-asses.


Misogynistic comment thread failure of you!
 
2012-08-11 12:32:55 PM  
Owww. Poor pup. Never mess with a wild porcupine if you can help it. That dog certainly won't do that again.

/And I love porcupines. Not gonna demonize my favorite rodent.
//I'll just leave this here...
///Slashies.
 
Skr
2012-08-11 12:38:41 PM  

Canton: Owww. Poor pup. Never mess with a wild porcupine if you can help it. That dog certainly won't do that again.

/And I love porcupines. Not gonna demonize my favorite rodent.
//I'll just leave this here...
///Slashies.


Yeah they are lumbering little goofballs. Have one nearby that lives in a drainage pipe under a road and it just waddles around in the most amusing fashion. Pity their quills aren't more like the unrelated hedgehogs.
 
2012-08-11 12:39:50 PM  

Canton: Owww. Poor pup. Never mess with a wild porcupine if you can help it. That dog certainly won't do that again.

/And I love porcupines. Not gonna demonize my favorite rodent.
//I'll just leave this here...
///Slashies.


Front to back, FRONT TO BACK!
 
2012-08-11 12:45:59 PM  
brianmsharp.files.wordpress.com

/also learned his lesson the hard way
 
2012-08-11 12:46:56 PM  
I'm having a hard time seeing this as anything more than an illustration of how monumentally stupid that dog is. The quills are a purely defensive weapon. The dog couldn't have gotten all 500 in her face with just one attack, so she must have struck at the porcupine over and over again, hurting worse and worse each time, and in all this, the instinct to retreat never kicked in. She quite literally has so many quills in her face that you can't tell what she looks like.

I like dogs, but that is one dumb dog.
 
2012-08-11 12:48:52 PM  
Do it yourself all natural acupuncture for dogs is not a resounding success.
 
2012-08-11 12:52:27 PM  

NightSteel: I'm having a hard time seeing this as anything more than an illustration of how monumentally stupid that dog is. The quills are a purely defensive weapon. The dog couldn't have gotten all 500 in her face with just one attack, so she must have struck at the porcupine over and over again, hurting worse and worse each time, and in all this, the instinct to retreat never kicked in. She quite literally has so many quills in her face that you can't tell what she looks like.

I like dogs, but that is one dumb dog.


Bull terriers have an impressively high pain tolerance. My father's dog staffy recently tore his ACL and my dad only noticed when he saw the dog walking in a really funky way.

Though, they have a long memory. This dog isn't going to be playing with porcupines anytime soon.

/the same dog I mentioned also get hit by a car
//he doesn't run off into the road anymore.
 
2012-08-11 12:52:35 PM  

NightSteel: I'm having a hard time seeing this as anything more than an illustration of how monumentally stupid that dog is. The quills are a purely defensive weapon. The dog couldn't have gotten all 500 in her face with just one attack, so she must have struck at the porcupine over and over again, hurting worse and worse each time, and in all this, the instinct to retreat never kicked in. She quite literally has so many quills in her face that you can't tell what she looks like.

I like dogs, but that is one dumb dog.


i.imgur.com

Dog:
"It's defending itself somehow!"
 
2012-08-11 12:53:11 PM  
That just breaks my heart! Poor puppy. :(
 
2012-08-11 12:53:34 PM  
All I can say is ow.

ow

OW

OW!
 
2012-08-11 12:56:00 PM  

NightSteel: I'm having a hard time seeing this as anything more than an illustration of how monumentally stupid that dog is. The quills are a purely defensive weapon. The dog couldn't have gotten all 500 in her face with just one attack, so she must have struck at the porcupine over and over again, hurting worse and worse each time, and in all this, the instinct to retreat never kicked in. She quite literally has so many quills in her face that you can't tell what she looks like.

I like dogs, but that is one dumb dog.


Yeah, "must have startled it" my arse. If the porcupine nailed all three dogs, like the article says, they probably attacked the poor thing. I feel bad for the dog, but that many quills indicates there was more than just randomly crossing paths and surprising each other going on.
 
2012-08-11 12:58:00 PM  

Canton: Owww. Poor pup. Never mess with a wild porcupine if you can help it. That dog certainly won't do that again.

/And I love porcupines. Not gonna demonize my favorite rodent.
//I'll just leave this here...
///Slashies.


Okay that was adorable. Is his back half supposed to look like that? It looks like it had its hair shaved or something. I don't know anything about porcupines.
 
2012-08-11 01:01:33 PM  

NightSteel: I'm having a hard time seeing this as anything more than an illustration of how monumentally stupid that dog is. The quills are a purely defensive weapon. The dog couldn't have gotten all 500 in her face with just one attack, so she must have struck at the porcupine over and over again, hurting worse and worse each time, and in all this, the instinct to retreat never kicked in. She quite literally has so many quills in her face that you can't tell what she looks like.

I like dogs, but that is one dumb dog.



Yep -- I could understand a few quills after curiosity gets the better of the dog... But that dog had some sort of death wish.

\It likely knows how ugly and stupid bulldogs are and was meerly trying to kill itself in a fashion that obscures its hideous face.
\\I love dogs - But any dog this retarded i dont want to own.
\\\Seriously -- having a dog that dumb would be like having a son that wants to become a hairdresser. farking disapointing.
 
2012-08-11 01:03:35 PM  
It's not eh first time I've seen pictures like that. What happens to a wild animal that gets a facefull of quills? Say, a coyote or fox? Do they survive?
 
2012-08-11 01:08:40 PM  
"Ow. Quit it." x 500

Also... Fark you CATURDAY!!!
 
2012-08-11 01:12:01 PM  

Uncle Tractor: It's not eh first time I've seen pictures like that. What happens to a wild animal that gets a facefull of quills? Say, a coyote or fox? Do they survive?


No.
 
2012-08-11 01:12:42 PM  

dark side of the moon: Canton: Owww. Poor pup. Never mess with a wild porcupine if you can help it. That dog certainly won't do that again.

/And I love porcupines. Not gonna demonize my favorite rodent.
//I'll just leave this here...
///Slashies.

Okay that was adorable. Is his back half supposed to look like that? It looks like it had its hair shaved or something. I don't know anything about porcupines.


I was wondering about that too. I wonder if she got attacked or was dequilled for medical reasons, of if that's just her roll.
 
2012-08-11 01:13:47 PM  

mikefinch: Uncle Tractor: It's not eh first time I've seen pictures like that. What happens to a wild animal that gets a facefull of quills? Say, a coyote or fox? Do they survive?

No.


I would imagine infection and sepsis in short order.
 
2012-08-11 01:14:15 PM  

dark side of the moon: Canton: Owww. Poor pup. Never mess with a wild porcupine if you can help it. That dog certainly won't do that again.

/And I love porcupines. Not gonna demonize my favorite rodent.
//I'll just leave this here...
///Slashies.

Okay that was adorable. Is his back half supposed to look like that? It looks like it had its hair shaved or something. I don't know anything about porcupines.


That is odd. You know, I have no idea. At first I thought it was because he had his quills up out of excitement, but looking more closely...

Well, he used to be some family's pet, according to the video description. Maybe he had to go after an encounter with a neighbor's dog or something and is still regrowing some quills?

/No idea, honestly.
 
2012-08-11 01:15:59 PM  

Yaxe:
Bull terriers have an impressively high pain tolerance. My father's dog staffy recently tore his ACL and my dad only noticed when he saw the dog walking in a really funky way.

Though, they have a long memory. This dog isn't going to be playing with porcupines anytime soon.

/the same dog I mentioned also get hit by a car
//he doesn't run off into the road anymore.


I second this. The only time I've heard either of my bulldogs yelp was when the male chewed through an extension cord, and even then I think it was more from surprise than pain.

And yes, he doesn't do that anymore either.
 
2012-08-11 01:18:44 PM  

mikefinch: Uncle Tractor: It's not eh first time I've seen pictures like that. What happens to a wild animal that gets a facefull of quills? Say, a coyote or fox? Do they survive?

No.


To elaborate: Porcupine quills are not sterile, nor are they easy to remove. So you have a dirty, barbed spear making a wound and embedding traces of dirty, grime, spit... what the hell ever into the wound. And removal and movement rip up the wound more, exposing more area to infectious agents. In the wild, unless it's a few quills, the infection that results is nasty. A whole face full is pretty much a guaranteed slow, painful death from infection, dehydration, and starvation. (Would you try to eat if you have a spear in the roof of your mouth?)
 
2012-08-11 01:22:09 PM  
t1.gstatic.com
 
2012-08-11 01:24:29 PM  
GIS for "Porcupine Dog" is pretty funny.

My favorite:

0.tqn.com

"So... we're not going the park... are we."
 
2012-08-11 01:28:58 PM  

Uncle Tractor: It's not eh first time I've seen pictures like that. What happens to a wild animal that gets a facefull of quills? Say, a coyote or fox? Do they survive?


I'm willing to bet they're a lot smarter than dogs and stop after the first quill sticks them.
 
2012-08-11 01:29:30 PM  
Riddle me this: What animal has a cup in its name?
 
2012-08-11 01:41:59 PM  
Happens all the time. Sadly some stupid pooches dont learn and do it over and over.
 
2012-08-11 01:55:19 PM  
Stupid dog probably "just wanted to play", i.e. kill.
 
2012-08-11 01:58:21 PM  
No pics of the porcupine?

Bet it was pretty funny looking what with all those missing quills.
 
2012-08-11 02:09:36 PM  
> The porcupine impaled all three dogs

No, the dogs impaled themselves. The porcupine did not attack them. They just turn backwards to their attackers and let it come what may and slowly retreat as they can. One poster asked what happens to a wild animal and the short answer is that it doesn't happen. Wild animals, with a few exceptions, leave them alone. What's kind of sad about dogs is that they don't seem to learn. Seems that the dogs that attacked porcupines where we lived did it over and over although none were as stupid as this dog and made what is obviously repeat attacks as in this case. So the dogs where I lived learned after the first attack (and then forgot the lesson after a few days).
 
2012-08-11 02:17:56 PM  

pinguwin: They just turn backwards to their attackers and let it come what may and slowly retreat as they can


Porcupines will rapidly lunge backwards when a threatening predator gets close, within biting range.


pinguwin: One poster asked what happens to a wild animal and the short answer is that it doesn't happen. Wild animals, with a few exceptions, leave them alone.


There are several predators of porcs. The usual strategy for wild predators, such as coyote, is to double team them. Porcs can only defend in one direction, backwards. A pair of coyotes will get on either side of the little guy. One or the other will have a clear attack on it's head.
 
2012-08-11 02:20:28 PM  

pinguwin: > The porcupine impaled all three dogs

No, the dogs impaled themselves. The porcupine did not attack them. They just turn backwards to their attackers and let it come what may and slowly retreat as they can. One poster asked what happens to a wild animal and the short answer is that it doesn't happen. Wild animals, with a few exceptions, leave them alone. What's kind of sad about dogs is that they don't seem to learn. Seems that the dogs that attacked porcupines where we lived did it over and over although none were as stupid as this dog and made what is obviously repeat attacks as in this case. So the dogs where I lived learned after the first attack (and then forgot the lesson after a few days).


Yeah, wild predators don't want to risk getting hurt, since an injury can easily mean death by starvation or infection before they heal. Dogs were bred to expect human assistance, however, and will keep attacking when a sensible predator has long since given up.
 
2012-08-11 02:25:17 PM  

mikefinch: NightSteel: I'm having a hard time seeing this as anything more than an illustration of how monumentally stupid that dog is. The quills are a purely defensive weapon. The dog couldn't have gotten all 500 in her face with just one attack, so she must have struck at the porcupine over and over again, hurting worse and worse each time, and in all this, the instinct to retreat never kicked in. She quite literally has so many quills in her face that you can't tell what she looks like.

I like dogs, but that is one dumb dog.


Yep -- I could understand a few quills after curiosity gets the better of the dog... But that dog had some sort of death wish.

\It likely knows how ugly and stupid bulldogs are and was meerly trying to kill itself in a fashion that obscures its hideous face.
\\I love dogs - But any dog this retarded i dont want to own.
\\\Seriously -- having a dog that dumb would be like having a son that wants to become a hairdresser. farking disapointing.


bulldogs were bred to fight bulls and bears. their entire physique and mentality is based on latching on and holding on no matter what. stubborn, fearless and unaffected by pain. they're not stupid at all, they are exactly what they were bred to be.

they are also super friendly, farting machines.
 
2012-08-11 02:28:41 PM  

Canton: Owww. Poor pup. Never mess with a wild porcupine if you can help it. That dog certainly won't do that again.

/And I love porcupines. Not gonna demonize my favorite rodent.
//I'll just leave this here...
///Slashies.


I had a dog when I was a boy that ran free in the country side and often hunted small animals like rabbits and otters.
He came home with porcupine quills at least a dozen times and every time was worse than the last.
The only thing that stopped that stubborn SOB from trying harder and harder was my family moving to the suburbs.
 
2012-08-11 02:34:07 PM  

platedlizard: Dogs were bred to expect human assistance, however, and will keep attacking when a sensible predator has long since given up


Yep, it's pretty much a difference of experience. Wild predators grow up learning from adults how to hunt for it's food, and how to choose prey. Domesticated animals generally do not.

Note that even purebred predators, such as wolves, which are bred and raised in captivity, will not survive when released into the wild. Clearly demonstrating that it is not simply a matter of pure intelligence, or dogs being "stupid".
 
2012-08-11 02:36:32 PM  

NightSteel: I'm having a hard time seeing this as anything more than an illustration of how monumentally stupid that dog is. The quills are a purely defensive weapon. The dog couldn't have gotten all 500 in her face with just one attack, so she must have struck at the porcupine over and over again, hurting worse and worse each time, and in all this, the instinct to retreat never kicked in. She quite literally has so many quills in her face that you can't tell what she looks like.

I like dogs, but that is one dumb dog.


You can't blame the dog for doing what it's bred to do. It's got a high prey drive and uses its strong jaws to grip and hang on. Those loose folds of skin are there to protect the vital areas of the head and neck, which they did. And it has a high pain tolerence. So it saw some prey, bit and hung on.

The trick to taking quills out is to cut them in half first. They are hollow and cutting them lets the air out. This relaxes the quill and helps flatten the barb back in making it easier to pull it out.
 
2012-08-11 02:37:01 PM  

Pray 4 Mojo: GIS for "Porcupine Dog" is pretty funny.

My favorite:

[0.tqn.com image 400x266]

"So... we're not going the park... are we."


Bravo. Totally looks like my little guy:

i1099.photobucket.com
 
2012-08-11 02:38:55 PM  

realityVSperception: The trick to taking quills out is to cut them in half first. They are hollow and cutting them lets the air out. This relaxes the quill and helps flatten the barb back in making it easier to pull it out.


Wire cutters, then pliers. A process I don't miss one little bit.
 
2012-08-11 02:45:45 PM  
Is impressed.

media.comicvine.com

/hot
 
2012-08-11 03:28:24 PM  
The problem with most dogs who will go after porcupines, is that they bite once, get a few in the face, get mad, and then go after it again and again until the pain finally registers in their brains. My German Shepherd x actually learned his lesson after tangling with a porcupine once, probably got about 250 quills in the face and paws. The Vet in the Family got a lot of beer for the assist with that one.

Quills also have a habit of breaking off under the skin. They eventually work themselves out, but it can take weeks and the infections that go along with them can be nasty.
 
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