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Stop For A Moment And Consider The Tragic Cuteness Of A Porcupine


Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife )

Cher
- 752 days ago - buzzfeed.com
Furry little needle beasts looking for love, but never getting it!



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Nicole W. (644)
Monday December 3, 2012, 7:32 am
simply sweet and adorable
 

Roger M. (0)
Monday December 3, 2012, 7:54 am
Yes, it's poignant, isn't it?
 

. (0)
Monday December 3, 2012, 10:08 am
cute. TY Cher
 

Lisa Neste (710)
Monday December 3, 2012, 10:53 am
They are too cute, thanks Cher!!
 

Kate A. (10)
Monday December 3, 2012, 10:54 am
Noted, isn't he adorable
 

Constance F. (431)
Monday December 3, 2012, 11:17 am
O yes ! thank you. This is the first wildlife I saw up close in the wild. I was 12 yrs old, and went walking in the northern redwood forests in CA, and a big porcupine went slowly moseying past me about 4 feet away. Not the least disturbed by me ! What a thrill it was !
 

Kit B. (276)
Monday December 3, 2012, 12:17 pm

They are cute to see, but it does training and some protection to know how to handle these "in-built" and natural protective spines.
 

Dianne D. (462)
Monday December 3, 2012, 12:23 pm
They are cute. All of God's creatures are wonderful in their own way.
 

michelle t. (41)
Monday December 3, 2012, 12:31 pm
Very cute.Thanks
 

Bartlomiej T. (307)
Monday December 3, 2012, 1:35 pm
Cute creatures :)
 

janet f. (31)
Monday December 3, 2012, 1:44 pm
What I wouldn't give to be able to shoot quills into people who piss me off...and get away with it.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (448)
Monday December 3, 2012, 1:49 pm
There is a real sadness in this article. Glad to see these animals are finding a place (and a use) in spite of their :issues".
 

Kara C. (15)
Monday December 3, 2012, 3:06 pm
Aww so cute and sad, but I will stick with echidnas because their spikes don't shoot out at you.
 

Kenneth L. (314)
Monday December 3, 2012, 7:00 pm
Not 'tragic' and not true that they can't give or receive love or affection. Some porkies are pets and certainly mother and baby porkies bond and give and receive mutual affection. Somebody tried to be poignant and poetic but missed.
 

Barb Knight (1684)
Monday December 3, 2012, 7:45 pm
I've seen 'porkies' on Jimmy Kimmel Live with Jack Hannah before and he said if you anger one they'll shoot their quills at you and if one gets stuck in your leg, God help you because you only have seconds to remove it and unless you're MacGyver there's no way you'll survive. Other ppl can think they're cute but I'll stay away.
 

june t. (66)
Monday December 3, 2012, 10:58 pm
they are cute.
 

Marie W. (67)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 12:56 am
Cute but not cuddly.
 

Robert O. (12)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 1:01 am
Thanks Cher.
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 2:57 am
Noted, thanks.
 

Danuta Watola (1217)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 4:20 am
:)
 

paul m. (93)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 5:52 am

Lovely....
 

John Gregoire (264)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 6:51 am
Thanks, these are terrific critters!
 

Dandelion G. (384)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 7:16 am
We had a lot of porcupines in Nova Scotia. Being very rural the dog would sometimes have a not so pleasant up close encounter with one. Some dogs catch on quicker than others. Oh the poor nose. Many would get killed at night as they lumbered along too slowly and people in cars tended either not to see them or care and hit them. I use to collect the quills off the deceased ones, and use them into making crafts.
 

Ruth S. (298)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 7:24 am
Cutie pie.
 

Suzanne L. (141)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 9:29 am
I'll take a porcupine anyday over a prickly human.
 

Helle H. (21)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 11:22 am
Beautiful pictures.
 

Gloria picchetti (300)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 11:23 am
They look cute.
 

DORIS L. (61)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 11:40 am
Cute yes, cuddly, no.
 

bilja c. (48)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 2:15 pm
sweet
 

Carol H. (229)
Friday December 14, 2012, 5:10 am
noted, thank you. they are cute!
 
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