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Bulldog survives after being hit by 500 porcupine spines

Published on Aug 8, 2012 11:30 AM

A bulldog in Norman, Oklahoma received a nasty surprise when it clashed with a porcupine earlier this month.

Vets had to remove the nasty-looking spikes, which numbered more than 500, embedded in Bella Mae's face and paws.

The three-year-old dog was kept on medication and under close supervision at the Norman Animal Emergency Centre for nearly a week before being sent home last Thursday.

Fortunately, the animal's eyes were not injured, and it has not lost its sight.

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