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(New York Daily News)   Bulldog learns 500 painful lessons why it pays to leave a porcupine alone (with equally painful pics)   (nydailynews.com) divider line 62
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2012-08-11 03:47:08 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 want a porcupine puppy!

/Would he get along with a house hippo?
//Cuz I want one of those too.
 
2012-08-11 03:49:43 PM

johnny queso: 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.


That is stupidity. They've had all their survival instincts bred out of them so they would serve humans. This is what happens when they encounter something their sheltered lives haven't prepared them for. They're about as helpless in the wild as a suburbanite. Except if a suburbanite dies by being monumentally stupid in the wild Farkers would be scoffing.

I think humans have a particular responsibility to care for dogs because we made them what they are. I don't particularly care for dogs, but here they are.
 
2012-08-11 04:06:07 PM

dragonchild: johnny queso: 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.

That is stupidity. They've had all their survival instincts bred out of them so they would serve humans. This is what happens when they encounter something their sheltered lives haven't prepared them for. They're about as helpless in the wild as a suburbanite. Except if a suburbanite dies by being monumentally stupid in the wild Farkers would be scoffing.

I think humans have a particular responsibility to care for dogs because we made them what they are. I don't particularly care for dogs, but here they are.


not sure being unprepared for a situation you would not expect to find yourself in makes you stupid, particularly if you are a dog. it makes you unprepared.
arguing about a dog's relative stupidity on the internet, i am fairly certain, makes me stupid.

however i do like the thought of a pack of wild bulldogs roaming the countryside and terrorizing the exurbs.
 
2012-08-11 04:07:21 PM
Fyi, Bull Terriers do have a strangely high tolerance for pain. This was not a Bull Terrier... It was a bulldog.

/love my Bull Terrier
 
2012-08-11 05:54:34 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.


It seems we only have the one species here,
www.garlynzoo.comwww.utahwildlifephotos.comwildlifeofct.com
And that weird back half thing seems to be common.
 
2012-08-11 05:56:00 PM

Salem Witch: /Would he get along with a house hippo?
//Cuz I want one of those too.


Bulldogs ARE house hippos. The first time you see one roll on its back and open its mouth, you'll see what I mean.

jason103: Fyi, Bull Terriers do have a strangely high tolerance for pain. This was not a Bull Terrier... It was a bulldog.

/love my Bull Terrier


So do bulldogs. I think their skulls are made out of concrete. Sure feels like it, anyway.

/mine are rescues
//that one looks like little Tater Tot
///Off to play with the kids
///Those aren't slashies, they're quills - bulldogs should stay indoors!
 
2012-08-11 06:33:57 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?


If they get that many, no, not usually. It's not the quills that kill, but the infection that follows, since the barbs work inward and the animal can't get them out of its skin.

I had a friend whose dog came into his and his girlfriend's campsite with a face full of quills one day (miles up into the Sierras, they weren't going to the vet.) The dog slinked in to camp and lay down by the fire, pretending to sleep, so she jumped on it and held it down, and my friend yanked out one quill with a pair of pliers. Dog took off into the trees. An hour later, same thing: Dog pretended to sleep, they caught him, got one quill out. It took 8 repetitions to get all the quills out. Very smart dog, except he never did learn to stay away from skunks.
 
2012-08-11 07:03:50 PM

platedlizard: 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.


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2012-08-11 09:48:41 PM

Cosmoboy: 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.

It seems we only have the one species here,
[www.garlynzoo.com image 199x300][www.utahwildlifephotos.com image 800x600][wildlifeofct.com image 500x349]
And that weird back half thing seems to be common.




It's not exactly weird. It's so that the porcupine doesn't stab itself when it lifts it's tail. Think of the loading ramp/cargo door of a C-130 Herc..
 
2012-08-11 10:37:36 PM
NightSteel 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.


I am a dog and cat fan and dogs are by far the stupidest of the two. Can someone show a picture of a cat with more than one quill. The fact that dogs are so generally popular proves the point. If you mistreat a cat it is gone, the dog just takes it and comes back for more.
 
2012-08-11 11:00:48 PM

serialsuicidebomber: Cosmoboy: 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.

It seems we only have the one species here,
[www.garlynzoo.com image 199x300][www.utahwildlifephotos.com image 800x600][wildlifeofct.com image 500x349]
And that weird back half thing seems to be common.



It's not exactly weird. It's so that the porcupine doesn't stab itself when it lifts it's tail. Think of the loading ramp/cargo door of a C-130 Herc..


Do you know where you are? You're logic has no place here.

/ok, that makes sense.
 
2012-08-12 12:33:21 PM

platedlizard: 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.


Heh, reminds me of my first cat. He was a stray and adopted us. Sweetest thing in the world. But he was so damn street smart and tough though. He was probably part main coone as he was larger than most cats I've ever seen, and he knew it. He'd even stand his ground with big growling dogs, and never lost a fight. He thought dogs were p*ssies. We fed him outside. But when those raccoons came by to help him "finish" his dinner plate, he moved out of the way for them. He knew not to fark with those things.

My next door neighbor's dog on the other hand wasn't so smart.
 
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