Would you voluntarily get quilled by a porcupine for the sake of animal education? Coyote Peterson did just that for Brave Wilderness and he can confirm: having porcupine needles lodged into your skin hurts like hell. You might be thinking to yourself, “Why in the hell would someone do that?”
Turns out, there is a proper way to remove these needles from flesh if you – or your pet– should ever find yourself in this unfortunate situation. Firstly, don’t ever pull the quill straight out because it will rip the skin off with it. You should snip the top of the quills off because this will help alleviate the pressure. Then, grab, twist and pull those suckers out.
Were you cringing the entire time? I sure was. Don’t forget to give this post a thumbs up and a share with your friends on Facebook before you go. (h/t sploid.gizmodo)