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    “We trained very hard, but it seemed that every time we were beginning to form up into teams we would be reorganised. I was to learn later in life that we tend to meet any new situation by reorganising. It can be a wonderful method of creating the illusion of progress while creating confusion, inefficiency and demoralisation.”......Petronius
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Pit Bulls.

No matter how big you are, how hard you think you are or how fearless you think you are there is always something out there that can cause you problems.

Take pit bulls.

Can be nasty pieces of work in the wrong hands. Very high tolerance to pain and generally fearless.

They normally never come off worse. Until now.

 

This little sweetheart seriously pissed of a porcupine and had to make a journey to the vets in California to have over 1300 quills removed. Under sedation of course. Lucky vet.

The point is, don’t mess with porcupines.

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7 Responses

  1. Ouch ouch ouch. The second picture looks like a porkypine.
    “That’ll learn him” as they tend to say round these parts.

    It kind of reminded me of those emails you get showing pics of people with the elaborate body piercings.

  2. Aaaahhhh, poor thing.
    I feel so sorry for the dog.

  3. He’s probably thinking
    ‘sh*t , that was one ‘bad a*s’ hedgehog!’

  4. Under all the 5 o’clock shadow it is actually a Bull Terrier, more commonly known here as an English Bull Terrier.

  5. “note to self, just because I am a walking pair of teeth, doesn’t mean I can kick the spikey rats ass”

  6. Oh, that’s awful. That poor dog! I’m glad I kept my dog from one. We had a porcupine here. The thing had climbed up a tree. I didn’t know they could climb trees. It took me a minute to figure out what it was up there.

  7. Having a body covered in spikes < Having a big pair of teeth it seems…

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