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Porcupine injures sheriff's K-9 in pursuit of suspect

Posted: 12:30 PM, Apr 23, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-23 15:44:23-04
Porcupine K-9

A sheriff’s K-9 was injured when he came upon an unlikely suspect while in pursuit of another in Oregon.

Coos County Sheriff’s officials say a man with felony warrants fled from officials on Saturday, forcing deputies to unleash their K-9.

While on an active search for the suspect, the dog, Odin, came upon a porcupine that shot him with 200 quills.

The sheriff's office posted photos of Odin in a kennel with long quills stuck in his snout and paws.

He was immediately taken to a veterinarian, sedated and treated for two hours, officials say.

The suspect was not apprehended and officials are asking the public for help locating him.