Porcupine hides in grill stand of shop after being chased by stray dogs in Kannur
Iritty (Kannur): A porcupine that ran away from stray dogs finally took shelter in the grill stand of a shop in the town here. As it feared the dogs may come back to attack, the porcupine spent the entire night under the grill stand.
The shop owner found the rodent inside the grill stand next morning when he arrived to open the shutters. With this, he informed the forest officials immediately. Later, when the forest guards arrived at the place and tried to cage the porcupine, it ran away and hid beneath a car.
Though the forest officers tried to catch it from there, the porcupine fled to the bushes and escaped. Iritty forest officer K Jijil, beat forest officer Mukthar Abdul Haq and forest watcher P Biju came to catch the porcupine.