Last updated May 14, 2009 10:48 a.m. PT
George cougar had face full of porcupine quillsTHE ASSOCIATED PRESS
GEORGE, Wash. -- A cougar that was found sleeping on a patio in the town of George had porcupine quills stuck in his face and front paws.
State Fish and Wildlife officers who tranquilized the cat Monday removed the quills.
The Columbia Basin Herald reports the 2-year-old male weighed 113 pounds and seemed healthy despite the close encounter with the porcupine.
He was released in a remote location with a tracking collar to see where he goes next.
Information from: Columbia Basin Herald, http://www.columbiabasinherald.com
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