Porcupine encounter: Pups learn painful lesson

Claire Kreuz
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(KRBC) A Texas woman's dogs are recovering after receiving a face-full of quills during an encounter with a porcupine.

Peggy Gamblin says she was "scared to death" when she woke up Sunday morning and found her dog Bullwinkle covered in thousands of quills.

"I told my husband, 'Oh my god! He's had a fight with a porcupine,'" Gamblin recalls.

Sometime during the night, Bullwinkle and Gamblin's Australian Shepherd encountered the porcupine at their home in Bangs, something Gamblin says she's never seen in her 48 years of living at the property.

Both dogs were rushed to the Brown County Animal Clinic where Dr. Joe Speck and his team spent over an hour pulling quills out of Bullwinkle and his friend.

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