Do you know the difference between an opossum and a porcupine? This guy didn’t.
Rio De Janeiro resident Antonio Rodrigues Mororó was pricked with 400 quills after he slapped what he thought was an opossum that turned out to be a porcupine.
Mororó, 50, was hosting a party at his house when his son’s wife complained about an animal lurking by the entrance.
In an attempt to scare it away, Mororó gave it a slap. Boy, was he in for a surprise.
Soon after, Mororó was rushed to a nearby emergency room to remove the 400 porcupine quills stuck in his hand. Three shots of anesthetic weren’t enough to dull the pain.
As for the porcupine, Mororó’s neighbors said it’s still hanging out by the entrance of his home.
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Story via metro.co.uk