Thursday, August 1, 2013

A Porcupines Defense Against It's Own Pricks

Porcupines are the only animal in North America with antibiotics in their skin.

Picture from Animals Town

On the occasion that a porcupine manages to stick itself with one of it's own quills, the antibiotic in it's skin will prevent infection.  Typically the quills lay flat until a porcupine is threatened, then leap to attention to act as a line of defense.

1 comment:

Hassan said...

I saw it in lahore they were 2 and were crossing the road