These Spiky Little Guys Are Actually Pretty Amazing – 10 Pictures

3. Their quills are actually pre-medicated.

Yes, you read it right: the quills contain an antibiotic, so a wound caused by them will not necessarily lead to an infection. It is believed that this is a defense mechanism that serves as a prevention from accidental self-quilling.  So, what is the big deal if you get quilled by a porcupine?

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