K-9’s face covered with 200 quills after encountering porcupine during search

COOS BAY, Ore. – An Oregon sheriff’s K-9 is recovering after an encounter with a porcupine during a suspect search left him with more than 200 quills covering his face, authorities said Monday.

K-9 Odin was tracking a 29-year-old man being sought on felony warrants around 6 p.m. Saturday in the Barview area when he crossed paths with a porcupine, according to a news release from the Coos County Sheriff’s Office.

Odin was struck with more than 200 quills, some of which went inside the...


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