COOS BAY, Ore. (AP) - A police K-9 in Oregon is recovering after encountering a porcupine and getting stuck with over 200 quills.
The Coos County Sheriff's Office on Monday said Odin was called to the scene to track a suspect wanted on several felony warrants on Saturday when the dog crossed paths with the porcupine. Photos showed the outcome, with several quills in Odin's mouth and two near his left eye.
The search was suspended and Odin was taken to an animal hospital, where he was sedated and treated for over two hours.
The sheriff's office said, as of Monday, they were still searching for 29-year-old Devin Wilson. A deputy spotted him on Saturday on Evergreen Lane in the Barview area, which prompted the pursuit.
Press Release: Warrant Service, K9 Track and Injury pic.twitter.com/xZbQiYujID— Coos County SO (@Coos_County_SO) April 22, 2019