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Rare Occurrence of Porcupines Documented in Gentry County

Photo by Missouri Department of Conservation

Evidence of a rare occurrence of porcupines in northwest Missouri was found in Gentry County by the Missouri Department of Conservation.

The Conservation Department reports that an Agent responded to a report that a Gentry County resident’s dogs required medical attention for numerous quills in their faces.

The porcupine was not seen. There have only been a few cases of porcupines documented in Missouri. Porcupines are normally found in Canada and the western United States south to Mexico.

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