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No Shots Yet, Bentley and a Porcupine - UPDATE September 11, 2023

Bentley with quill in nose - photo by L. Kennedy

Porcupine quill 1 3/8" - by L. Kennedy1 3/8" Porcupine quill - photo by L. Kennedy

With no shots heard yet, our attention was on Bow’s one-year-old son Bentley who came in with a porcupine quill stuck over a half inch into the end of his nose. We hardly ever see a porcupine. I don’t know how he found one. We fed him while Mike Johnson used a pair of pliers to pull the quill out of his fast-moving nose pad, which he did as you can see. The quill was about 1 and 3/8ths inch long—not as big as it looks in the picture. Good job.

Thank you for all you do,
Lynn Rogers, Biologist, Wildlife Research Institute and North American Bear Center

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