5. Humans are one of the main predators of porcupines.
Although porcupines are rarely eaten in Western cultures, but they are a specialty in many parts of Southeast Asia, especially Vietnam. The quills are used as decorative elements in tribal cultures, such as Native American or African tribes. Lakota women would harvest the quills by throwing the blanket over a porcupine. Because it would think it is under attack, the porcupine would release its quills, so the Lakota would just need to collect them. In some parts of Africa these quills are considered good luck charms.
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