A police dog has ended up with a mouthful of porcupine spikes while chasing down a suspect.
Odin, a police dog for Coos County Sheriff’s Office in the US state of Oregon, was called to track down Devin Wilson on Saturday.
Wilson, 29, who’s wanted for a number of offences, had been spotted by a police officer and fled on foot.
“During a very long, active track, Odin encountered a porcupine on the path and was struck with over 200 quills,” police said in a statement.
“Several of the quills went inside Odin’s mouth and two near his left eye.”
The search was called off and Odin was taken to a vet.
The dog was sedated for more than two hours. Odin had the quills removed and is set to return to work later this week.
Police are still searching for Wilson.
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