The Telegraph
Monday , January 20 , 2014
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Prickly fall

New York, Jan. 19 (PTI): A Brazilian woman landed in hospital after a porcupine fell on her head, leaving 200 sharp quills in her scalp.        

Sandra Nabucco, 52, was walking her dog in Gavea, south of Rio de Janeiro, when the porcupine fell and stuck the quills in her scalp.

The animal, which can have up to 30,000 quills, is said to have fallen from a lamppost. “I felt a thud and then felt spines with my hands,” Nabucco said. A surgeon removed the quills one by one with tweezers.