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Man saves baby porcupine from dead mother’s womb

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A man in Maine saves a baby porcupine from its mother’s womb after she was hit by a car.

Jared Buzzell said he saw the car in front of him hit a porcupine and slowed down to check on it.

Buzzell said his uncle had told him a valuable mineral will form in a porcupine’s stomach, so when he realized the animal was dead, he said he cut it open to look inside.

“(I) cut the sack open and out fell the porcupine. (I) cut the umbilical cord, put it in a hat. We thought it was dead — then I started massaging it and all kinds of stuff starting coming out of its lungs so it started breathing,” said Buzzell.

He’s now taken it upon himself to look after the baby until it can be given to an animal rescue in the next couple of days.

 

Read more: http://www.wmtw.com/

 

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