Saskatchewan woman rescues porcupine stuck on its back

By Ben Hooper Contact the Author   |  March 22, 2018 at 12:37 PM
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March 22 (UPI) -- A Saskatchewan woman filmed her unusual encounter with a porcupine having trouble getting off its back on a snowy road.

The video shows the woman using a snow brush from her SUV to help the porcupine flip back onto its legs Monday on a road in Melville.

"Apparently, this little guy is stuck on his back," the woman says in the video. "I know how you feel, buddy. It happens to me in the morning sometimes."

The woman, who said she spotted the distressed creature while driving, ends up helping the porcupine a second time when climbing a difficult snowbank causes it to flip onto its back again.

"I saw a porcupine and stopped the vehicle to watch and see if he could get up," she wrote. "Clearly, he could not."

"I looked for a tree branch but I didn't want to climb through the snow so I grabbed my snow brush from the back of my SUV and gave him a hand without being too intrusive in his space. My husband drove up and thought I was beating something and expressed his concern as he couldn't see what it was. He thought that it might have been an owl I had hit with the vehicle. I went back to check on the porcupine the next day but I couldn't find him, so he's obviously doing well in his natural habitat."

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