Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Porcupines and Rabies

Porcupines are not usually carriers of rabies (happy thought!) but needles in dogs, foxes, raccoons, and other animals is often used as an indicator of rabies (because rabid animals are more likely to attack a porcupine).

All About Porcupines

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Porcupine sometimes operate as a natural anti-rabies mechanism. I've seen more than one colonial report that mentions dead rabid foxes and wolves with faces full of porcupine quills. Mindless aggression and biting has certain drawbacks...

Luther Bee