Porcupine killed in Pulwama
Pulwama, Mar 23: Locals killed a Porcupine in Payar village here on Friday when it tried to enter into the area.
Porcupines are rodents with a coat of sharp spines, or quills that defend or camouflage them from predators.
Reports said after spotting the rodent, villagers attacked it with stones killing it on the spot. The villagers said Porcupines are responsible for eating up barks of almond and apple trees resulting in their drying.
“Porcupines have damaged thousands of trees in Karewas here and are a major threat mostly to horticulture industry in Kashmir. They also damage saffron roots,” the locals said.
The villagers appealed the Horticulture and Agriculture departments to take measures for taming rodents in the area.
Lastupdate on : Fri, 23 Mar 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Fri, 23 Mar 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Sat, 24 Mar 2012 00:00:00 IST
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