I can honestly say that when I see animals get hit by cars, even if I have heard cool interesting things about their innards, I never ever consider going over and chopping them open. I think that is borderline creepy….
But lucky for this baby porcupine I wasn’t witness to it’s mother’s demise! A man, Jared Buzzell, who was out mushroom hunting saw a momma porcupine get hit by a vehicle and having heard that porcupine tummies have some kind of a unique mineral, he cut her open.
And voila! Instead of a mineral, he found a baby porcupine! He massaged it back to life and became a little porcupine hero. This definitely falls under my strange but wonderful animal stories!
Does that mean every animal who gets hit should be cut open just in case? I wonder how many baby animals would be saved every year by checking fresh corpses…sooo weird.
Referenced Article – Man does C-section on dead porcupine, saves baby