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Porcupine injures sheriff's K-9 in pursuit of suspect

A police K-9 in Oregon is recovering after getting stuck with more than 200 porcupine quills.
Odin got hundreds of porcupine quills in his face while chasing a suspect. (Coos County Sheriff's Office)

COOS COUNTY, Ore. (WTHR) — A police K-9 in Oregon is recovering after getting stuck with more than 200 porcupine quills.

The Coos County Sheriff's Office said Odin was called to the scene to track a suspect when the dog crossed paths with the quilled animal.

Several of the quills went inside Odin's mouth and some near his left eye.

The search was immediately suspended and Odin was rushed to an animal hospital where the quills were removed.

Officials say that Odin is doing well and recovering at home.

The suspect remains at large.