Police dog covered in spikes after pursuing suspect

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.

Odin, a police dog, ended up with a mouthful of porcupine quills while chasing down a suspect. He's pictured (right) after having them removed. Source: Facebook/ Coos County Sheriff’s Office

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.

The dog had to be sedated while the quills were removed. Source: Facebook/ Coos County Sheriff’s Office
Odin during his recovery. Source: Facebook/ Coos County Sheriff’s Office

“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.


Odin had more than 200 quills in his face. Source: Facebook/ Coos County Sheriff’s Office
Devin Wilson, 29, a suspect, was spotted by police who called in Odin to chase him down. He got away. Source: Facebook/ Coos County Sheriff’s Office

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