Monday, January 20, 2014

Something new to worry about

Here's a new way to be injured by an animal that even I have never heard or conceived of: A woman in Brazil was walking her dog when a porcupine fell on her head, with the results pictured above.

Porcupines are not known as aerial predators, but this one apparently fell - or leapt - from a lamppost. As the victim related:
I was walking with my dog when out of nowhere, I felt a thud in my head. I looked down, I saw a critter. I put my hand on my head and felt the thorns. The pain was enormous.
 At the hospital, the staff were reportedly "impressed" by her injuries, as the doctor removed over 150 spines from the woman's head without anesthesia.

I have nothing to add to this except, what will they think of next??

Photo and story from the Brazilian news via the always excellent Nothing to Do with Arbroath.

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