This is definitely a case of right place, right time.
Jared Buzzell, a Maine native, was apparently searching for wild mushrooms one day when he saw a porcupine get hit by a car.
He had heard that a valuable mineral used in Chinese medicine, a bezoar, could be in the porcupine's stomach.
So he cut open the dead animal but didn't find a bezoar inside… he found a
Uh oh, our cuteness gland is in overdrive! Just look at that cute nose!!! Ahhhh!!!
We can feel the reaper's icy grip around our shoulders because we're about to die from a cuteness overload!
At Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, a Prehensile-tailed Porcupette was born in the end of August.
The little guy is like a porcupine but smaller and with a little tail that can actually hold onto things so that it can hang out in a tree, waiting for the perfect moment to drop down onto the face of an unsuspecting person!
Sadly, the little cutie wasn't being properly cared for by his parents so
Good gravy this is so stinkin' cute! And completely insane!!
This is Teddy Bear and he's Zooniversity's porcupine and he enjoys eating food and talking while he eats.
He just keeps talking and squeaking and eating and it's just the best thing ever! We could watch him eat anything and listen while he talks about any subject at all! Ahhhh! We just can't get over this little guy's extreme cuteness!
We're totes under this porcupine's cuteness spell!
Check out the video (above) to see a cute porcupine eat a pumpkin while talking about how good it is!
This is one of those obvious cases of look but don't touch!
A porcupine baby was officially weighed in at the Zoo Magdeburg in Germany, and it's a healthy 870 grams!
Although zookeepers have no idea what sex the porcupine is, it's most certainly a part of the adorable race!
Example: the porcupine quietly waited until the scary weighing in process finished before the shy little thang rushed back to its mama!
Shy porcupines are infinitely more amazing!
Check out more pictures (below) !!!
[Image via Zoo Magdeburg.]
Prickly has never been so cute!
A Prehensile-Tailed Porcupine was born at the Stone Zoo about a month ago, and it is one cute prick!
Obviously we can't be running off and petting this adorable little guy because well that's dangerous!
Porcupines have sharp needles on their body, which they use as a defense against predators.
It is effective, but not effective when we want to hug them!
Guess these amazing pictures (below) will just have to do instead of the petting festival!
Check 'em out!
[Image via Stone Zoo.]
Oh.Em.Gee…It's just…too much….to handle!
A baby porcupine has discovered the magical deliciousness of bananas and just can't contain his love of fruit!
So much so…that he HICCUPS!!!!
We're gushing HARD over this porcupine!!! He's TOO AMAZING!!!
Watch the cuteness (above)! WATCH IT NOW!