Heartbreaking photos show stray dog's face full of quills after encounter with porcupine
Porcupines are known for their sharp quills which one dog appears to have encountered first hand.
A 2-year-old stray is recovering after being found with more than 350 quills embedded in her face and body, reports the Dallas Morning News.
According to the Star-Telegram, a woman spotted the terrier mix by the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport on Monday and brought the canine to the Humane Society of North Texas.
The dog had quills in her mouth and throat which reportedly prevented her from eating and drinking.
Dr. Cynthia Jones with the rescue organization notes that the stray was "probably close to the porcupine and barking at it when the quills were released. That's how she got them in the back of her throat."
It took nearly two hours to remove the visible quills, reports the Daily Mail.
Vets also treated the dog for ticks and dehydration.
The canine, now named Quillen, will be available for adoption once she heals.