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8 Interesting Facts About Porcupines

Here are 8 Interesting Facts About Porcupine.

1-5 Interesting Facts About Porcupine

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1. Porcupines have natural antibiotics in their skin and are the only mammals native to North America to have such protection. – Source

2. A baby porcupine is called a porcupette. – Source

3. Porcupine Quills are dangerous to dogs because once they make contact with the skin, the quills can migrate further in and cause internal damage. – Source

4. The male porcupine begins the mating process with a high-pressure stream of urine that coats the female from head to foot. – Source

5. Fishers kill porcupines by repeatedly biting them on the face in a process that takes 30 minutes to 1 hour. They then flip them over on to their backs and start eating from the belly to avoid the quills. – Source

6-8 Interesting Facts About Porcupine

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6. The mascot of the Libertarian Party is the porcupine. – Source

7. The Crested Porcupine have been known to kill lions, leopards, hyenas, and even humans because of their painful quills. – Source

8. Porcupines can somewhat talk and love to eat pumpkins. – Source

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