Stinkers the Porcupine Loves Attention

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A porcupine previously named “Snickers” loves human attention. He was rescued from the side of the road and is eating up the petting and pampering. Evidently, though, he’s a stinky little guy, so they had to change his name. You’ll notice that his handler is wearing thick gloves while petting him. Porcupines are rodents with a coat of sharp spines, or quills, that protect against predators. She’s being very cautious, and rightfully so. In this video, Stinkers is being showered with affection by his rescuers! Stinkers might just think he’s become a puppy.

Video by desfees on YouTube.