VIDEO: Porcupine really into corn on the cob

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This porcupine, named Teddy Bear, enjoys corn on the cob. A LOT. (Thanks, UPSO!)



  1. My coooooooooooooorn!

    In all seriousness porcupines are really sweet critters, I had the chance to pet one before actually. ^^

  2. After checking out some other quill pig videos, this really is what they sound like.  I’ve crossed paths with some huge porcupines in the woods of Wisconsin, but the only sound they made was a loud rustling of quills.

    After listening to Teddy, I know the true origin of Cousin Itt from the Addams Family.

  3. Sounds like one of those kawaii anime mascots/pet.

    Don`t tell the Japanese or we will have another “alpaca” incident! 

  4. When I was a kid I’d go hunting with my Dad.  He would kill porcupines on sight because picking quills out of dogs mouths/throats sucked (not the porcupine’s fault but neither is it the fault of cattle that they taste so yummy).  I had no idea they could be so cute.  I haven’t hunted in 20 years and this just reaffirms that status.   

  5. When I kept rats, they were highly socialized. I could pick them up and stick my finger in their mouth, and they wouldn’t bite. On the other hand, get them all riled up, and you’re not safe. One day I was absent-mindedly ruffling the fur on one of the rats. I didn’t notice that he had gotten all slow-motion tense and was sidling: literally presenting his side to me. This was the sign of a very annoyed rat, and signaled an immanent attack, but I was too busy being absent-minded to notice. 

    Now, in case you don’t know, a rat’s top teeth can actually splay out so that the bottom teeth can fit between. This gives a much more powerful bite against soft targets.

    Next thing I knew, CHOMP! Right on the finger. Bled all over the place. Had to press a tissue against the wound for a few hours before it would stop. Must’ve cut through a nerve, too, since I had a small spot on that finger where I couldn’t feel anything for a few years until the nerve regrew.

    Anyway, I guess the moral of the story is, you can do anything you want to a socialized animal, until they get annoyed. Then you should stop.

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