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Porcupine falls on woman's head, leaving 200 quills

She was hospitalized while surgeons used tweezers to remove the quills embedded in her scalp

Huffington Post

BRAZIL — A Brazilian woman was hospitalized on Wednesday after a porcupine fell onto her head and embedded almost 200 of its quills in her scalp.

The bizarre accident occurred as housewife Sandra Nabucco walked her dog in Gávea, south of Rio de Janeiro, Globo reports.

The 52-year-old told the newspaper: “It was a huge shock. I felt a thud on my head and then felt spines with my hands. The pain was enormous.”

Read full storyPorcupine Plummets Off Lamppost, Embeds Brazilian Woman Sandra Nabucco's Head With 200 Quills (PICTURES)

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Eric Thompson Eric Thompson Thursday, January 23, 2014 7:39:38 PM I think that was a very prickly situation

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