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    Ouch! Poor Bella!

    No, her name's not Spike! Bulldog left with FIVE HUNDRED quills stuck in her face after run in with a porcupine

    By Daily Mail Reporter
    PUBLISHED: 19:02 GMT, 6 August 2012 | UPDATED: 19:08 GMT, 6 August 2012

    Bella Mae, a three-year-old bulldog from Oklahoma, learned a lesson she probably won't forget after she tangled with a porcupine and was left with 500 quills stuck in her face.



    Veterinarians in Norman undertook emergency surgery on her to remove the prickly spines from her head and her feet.
    Some of the quills are still inside her body, veterinarians believe, though she is now recovering from the attack.


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    Ouch: Veterinarians say Bella Mae, a three-year-old Oklahoma bulldog, had 500 quills embedded in her face after a run-in with a porcupine


    Trouble: Bella Mae was playing with other dogs near her owners' pond when she apparently got too close to a porcupine


    Badly injured: The veterinarian who led the procedure said he had never seen a pet so badly attacked by a porcupine

    Jerry and Allison Noles toldKWTV the bulldog was playing with their other pets near their pond on July 29, when they encountered an ambling porcupine.

    The bristly rodents are typically nocturnal, slow and passive.

    The Noleses believe the porcupine visited their pond to drink because water is becoming scarce in Oklahoma.

    They think Bella Mae got a little too close for comfort and provoked the animal's ire -- prompting the prickly attack.


    Procedure: The veterinarians didn't count, but they estimate that they pulled 500 quills from Bella Mae's face, head, neck, chest and feet



    Common threat: Porcupines are prevalent in Oklahoma and unwary pets often have run-ins with the slow-moving rodents


    Lip service: Veterinarians has to pull back Bella Mae's jowls to remove some of the quills in her mouth, tongue and lips

    Doctors at the Animal Emergency Center worked on the operating table to dig the quills out of the bulldog's face, neck, legs and chest.
    The lucky pooch was not hit in the eyes.
    Veterinarian Leonardo Baez told KWTV he has never seen such a horrific porcupine attack against a pet before.


    Recovery: The lucky pooch is healing from the attack, though veterinarians are still keeping an eye on her



    'I've seen some greyhounds and bird dogs come in (contact) with them, but it's not very often it happens, especially here in the city,' he said.

    Bella May remains on antibiotics because of the quills remain embedded in her skin, where veterinarians could not dig them out.
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    I saw that on FB, poor bully, glad he's better.
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    Poor puppy my friend used to have a husky that liked to battle porcupines and this happened to him about 5 times

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    Poor Bella. Our first Bulldog, Sherman, got up close and personal with a porcupine, we had the quills removed by our vet. Sherman did not learn a lesson from that because he went after a porcupine again a couple of days later.

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    Here too, fishing trip in Canada, my lab jumped overboard to go after a beaver. After calling for over an hour she came swimming too the boat with a head full of quills. My friend held her down as I proceeded to remove hundreds of quills, roof of mouth was just covered, even between her teeth. amazing what a woman can do with needle nose pliers.
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    Saw this the other day! Just soo sad! Im curious are they ever going to take out the ones embedded and the ones inside of her? Cant that cause issues down the line?
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    I seriously cried when I saw this on the news
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    Holy torpedoes batman! I saw this on fb and it is still shocking!


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