Friday, March 28, 2014

Man Finds Mom Porcupine Dead Then Delivers Baby Porcupine By C-Section

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Jared Buzzell said he was on his way to search for mushrooms in Minot, which he collects for medicinal purposes.

He said he saw the car in front of him hit a porcupine and slowed down to check on it.

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Buzzell said his uncle had told him a valuable mineral will form in a porcupine's stomach, so when he realized the animal was dead, he said he cut it open to look inside.

"(I) cut the sack open and out fell the porcupine. (I) cut the umbilical cord, put it in a hat. We thought it was dead  -- then I started massaging it and all kinds of stuff starting coming out of its lungs so it started breathing," said Buzzell.

He's now taken it upon himself to look after the baby until it can be given to an animal rescue in the next couple of days.

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