A video that has recently surfaced the Internet shows the aftermath of a snake attempting to eat a porcupine. Let’s just say the snake chose the wrong victim to prey on. After the snake tried to eat the porcupine, the porcupine retaliated by releasing many of its yellow quills. The footage shows the boa constrictor in pain as it’s pierced by all the quills. But it’s misfortune doesn’t stop there, the snake later has to defend itself from a barking canine who won’t back down.The snake was pierced all over with a porcupine’s spikes after it tried to consume it.
The footage shows the boa constrictor writhing while dozens of the porcupine’s yellow quills are sinked into its skin.
Unfortunately for the snake, it wasn’t prepared for the porcupine’s painful quills.
Their diet usually consists of birds, lizards, mice, and bats and would typically take four to six days to digest.
It slithered and moved around in pain for almost two minutes while a man recorded it.
The filmmaker’s dog suddenly appeared and began barking aggressively at the snake.
The wounded snake had no choice but to coil around to avoid physical contact with the canine.
Since then, the footage has also been uploaded onto YouTube.
Another viewer wrote: “Bad day for the snake. Put it out of its misery. Looks painful.” It is too bad that there’s not much that can be done to help the poor snake.
Another viewer decided to be comedic in his comment: “That’s a new fashion statement!”
**Watch the clip below to see the snake slithering around with the porcupine’s quills pierced into its skin.**
What was this person trying to do?
A porcupine has about 30,000 quills to protect itself.
As you can imagine getting the quills out can be excruciating.
Extensive surgeries were required to remove the quills.
Now both dogs are fully recovered and hopefully will never go near a porcupine again.
Getting stuck hundreds of times is just not worth a meal.
What was this guy even thinking?
It’s best to get them out ASAP. Snip of the top of the quill. Then twist the quill first and pull straight out. It’s more painful coming out!
The quill coating is much slicker during the summer months because the porcupine’s diet is more nutrient rich.
It might hurt a bit but fortunately the quills are medicated with a topical antibiotic so this protects the porcupine from developing an infection.
The quills can start migrating immediately to nearly anywhere: his face, lungs, and even heart. Prevent him from scratching them.
Teri Ann Oursler, DVM wrote, “In my 20 years of being a veterinarian, I’ve never seen a dog who learned to leave porcupines alone. They’re all repeat offenders. When I was a kid, one of our dogs had three encounters with them in the forest, after which we finally wised up and leashed him when we were there. That leash is the only thing that kept him away from the porcupines. It’s too bad more people don’t do the same. Like vampires, porcupines are creatures of the night. That’s why dogs don’t get nailed during the business day when it would be less expensive to run the dog into the vet for an emergency appointment. Heck no, they only do it when the emergency hospital is the only place open, or you have to call your vet after hours. I’ve never had one of these cases where the encounter happened in daylight.”