They do not shoot their spines, they do not spray toxins and they cannot roll up and roll off a mountain. There are plenty of crazy stories about porcupines, but in reality the spectacular attack techniques are not so bad! Porcupine quills contain tiny barbs and an enormous amount of bacteria, so they are poisonous, but they are not fired when threatened. Although they sometimes react a bit irritable, they are actually very gentle animals. For example, look closely at the nose of the porcupine, just like a guinea pig right? You didn't guess it, they are related....

General information indian crested porcupine

Scientific name: Hystrix indica

The indian crested porcupine is a large rodent with a thick neck and a large head. The porcupine's fur is usually brown or black. But surely the most striking thing about the porcupine is its large, black and white spines. Between them grow small, thicker spines so that his skin is well covered. Also, porcupines have a kind of "crest". This is a border of spines running from his head to his shoulders. With his spines, he can rattle by shaking his tail.

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