Do porcupines kill humans?
So, do you think that porcupines kill humans when they get quilled?
- Bulldog reduxLv 72 months ago
Yes, but only when they mistake a human for a tree.
- ArimatthewdaviesLv 72 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.
- daniel gLv 72 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:
- martyLv 72 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.