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Search for escaped porcupines

A search has been on for three unlikely Cumbrian runaways this afternoon - three porcupines. The trio escaped from Wetheriggs Animal Rescue & Conservation Centre at Clifton Dykes in Penrith int he early hours of this morning.

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Escaped porcupine is found

A porcupine who escaped from an animal centre in Cumbria has been found. Credit: ITV News Border

Staff and volunteers at an animal centre in Cumbria have found a porcupine that escaped earlier today, July 31.

The animal is one of two - a father and son- that made off from Wetheriggs Animal Rescue & Conservation Centre at Clifton Dykes in Penrith.

The porcupine who escaped from Wetheriggs Animal Rescue & Conservation Centre has been found. Credit: ITV News Border

The son is still on the loose. Members of the public are being warned not to approach him - this is because porcupines tend to run backwards at their aggressor when feeling threatened and spike them with their quills.

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