01/03/2024

Porcupine ꜰɪɢʜᴛs Fierce ʙᴀᴛᴛʟᴇ With Snake, Uses Quills To Keep ᴘʀᴇᴅᴀᴛᴏʀ Away

Porcupine ꜰɪɢʜᴛs Fierce ʙᴀᴛᴛʟᴇ With Snake, Uses Quills To Keep ᴘʀᴇᴅᴀᴛᴏʀ Away

A video of an intense ꜰɪɢʜᴛ between a porcupine and a snake from the wild is taking rounds on several social media platforms. The 11-second-clip shared by IFS Officer Sudha Ramen shows the porcupine, who found itself in a fix after ᴇɴᴄᴏᴜɴᴛᴇʀɪɴɢ the snake, not conceding to defeat. Instead, the rodent can be seen using its quills at the right time to ꜰɪɢʜᴛ the reptile.

The clip shows the porcupine which is not ready to let go when being encountered with the snake. The rodent then uses its biggest strength, the quills to ꜰɪɢʜᴛ the snake. The porcupine’s thorns pierced the through the snake it tried to ᴇsᴄᴀᴘᴇ.

The lesson here? Sudha Ramen highlighted it in the caption of her post. “Know your strength. Use it at the right time wisely. Porcupines are smart that way. They can handle any ᴘʀᴇᴅᴀᴛᴏʀ. Something to watch and learn,” she said in the caption of her post.

The video has garnered over 3800 views and continues to go viral. A porcupine’s body is covered with sharp quills which it uses as its defence mechanism. These quills also contain antibiotic properties. He quills from the porcupine can pierce through a snake’s digestive tract and causing it to ᴅɪᴇ. The North American porcupine has about 30000 quills on it. They fall when touched with hands.

These quills lie flat until a porcupine is ᴛʜʀᴇᴀᴛᴇɴᴇᴅ, the raise when the rodent knows of a possible situation around it. Porcupines cannot sʜᴏᴏᴛ at ᴘʀᴇᴅᴀᴛᴏʀs they scatter it from their body for defence. Many animals have been spotted with quills on their boᴅɪᴇs. Quills have sharp tips and scales or bards which make them difficult to remove when stuck in an animal’s skin. They also grow new quills after losing the old ones.

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