Daft dog called Thor attacks porcupine and instantly regrets it

Thor has not been a good boy – but he is better now (Picture: Newsflash)

A Brazilian dog got itself into a prickly predicament after attacking a porcupine for the second time in a year.

Thor ended up being spiked with hundreds of quills in his face, mouth, tongue, nose, neck and other body parts and picking on the wrong animal.

The dopey dog was found with the unusual injuries by his owner in Araras, in the state of Sao Paulo, on the morning of Sunday, February 20.

But there was a happy ending for the three-year-old dog, who has now been nursed back to health after a heart-breaking appeal from his owner, who also has four children.

Unemployed Adriano Bertoline had launched an online appeal as he could not afford to pay for Thor’s veterinary treatment.

He wrote on social media: ‘Good morning, guys… I woke up this morning and I saw my dog like this… Please, any clinic or vet that can come to help him? I cannot pay.’

After councillor Dr Jose Roberto Apolari saw the dog owner’s request, he stepped in and agreed to help.

Porcupines can be dangerous to overly inquisitive dogs (Picture: Getty Images)

Adriano later posted an update which read: ‘Dr Apolari was an angel in my dog’s life because I couldn’t afford to pay for a private veterinarian.

‘I’m unemployed at the moment and I have four children to feed at home.’

Adriano said the councillor took the dog to the clinic, helped with the costs, and brought Thor home afterwards.

This is not Thor’s first run-in with a porcupine but he must have learned his lesson by now (Picture: Newsflash)
The three-year-old dog was saved from his prickly predicament after his owner posted an appeal on social media (Picture: Newsflash)

He added that this is the second time the dog has had an altercation with a porcupine in a year.

Back in February 2021, Thor was helped by Adriano’s friend, who was working at a private veterinary clinic.

It is unclear what happened to the porcupine in both instances.

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