Kody asked in Science & MathematicsZoology · 2 months ago

Do porcupines kill humans?

So, do you think that porcupines kill humans when they get quilled?

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  • 2 months ago

    Yes, but only when they mistake a human for a tree.

  • 2 months ago

    There has been cases where porcupines have cornered animals that were attacking it and stabbed it to death with the tail. I'm going to assume that a human being isn't going to lay on the ground and let a porcupine stab a human being in the heart.

  • 2 months ago

    No, but you get a dose of quills, it will be painfully academic.

    Really inoffensive animals but predators leave them alone for a reason.

    Got a pet porcupine, they love belly rubs and attention but you might want to use puncture proof gloves:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4U-u4CsnygA

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5I5H7EeC8k

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  • marty
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    A porcupine can’t kill a fully grown human. Their initial instinct when confronted with a human is to run away back to its burrow. Porcupines when threatened could do a marginal amount of damage to a human with its spines, which could possibly cause infections if left untreated, but it is definitely not enough to kill a human.

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