Porcupine Pet


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Stinkers was raised as a pet, and later came to live at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. Do porcupines make good pets? No. Despite the puppy-like behavior, notice the handler is wearing thick leather gloves. -via Digg

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It's sad that they're not more cuddly though, this one seems so friendly and playful. Really, if it weren't for the quills, porcupines would probably make awesome pets.
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Finagle,
The porcupine raises the guard hairs when they are excited or scared. It leaves the quills more exposed. Otherwise when it is relaxed the quills are underneathe the longer hair.
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