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 Post subject: Re: If not, why not? (RV)
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Is the porcupine facing us Philip1?

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RosemaryH wrote:
Is the porcupine facing us Philip1?

It could!

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No real danger, unless you want to roll it over to tickle its stomach. :whistle:

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No real danger, unless you want to roll it over to tickle its stomach. :whistle:


:hmz: For the "Trophy" hunters, perhaps. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: If not, why not? (RV)
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I am not sure what answer you are looking for here Philip 1 :hmz: but I would say just pass by slowly or stand still until it walks away and then proceed. ??

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Going on a Bush Walk and you encounter a Porcupine very close to you.....What now?
Do you turn your back, If he/she want's to attack you?

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Philip, you stand still and hope he doesn't turn and run. If not, then make sure you capture it on film to brag on this forum with. :wink: Basically, porcupines are no threat to humans; unless you're looking to de-quill it while alive and then you'd better make sure you're prick-proof. :twisted:

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"Back away from the porcupine but do not turn your back to it or try to run away. Turning away from the animal gives it the opportunity to attack when your attention is elsewhere. Run only as a last resort if the porcupine will not be scared into going away. Grab a stick or anything you can swing and hit the porcupine across the snout hard enough to stun it. If you hit with moderate force, you will sting but not severely hurt the porcupine. This is usually enough to cause the porcupine to run away".

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:hmz: :hmz: I'm interested to know where you got that advice from, Philip.

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:hmz: :hmz: I'm interested to know where you got that advice from, Philip.

What Do You Do If a Porcupine Attacks You in the Wild ...

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