Tim Bainham, a wildlife consultant in Hoedspruit, South Africa, has long known to keep the front door closed.
There are many animals in the vicinity who are not averse to visiting Tim and his family. But once the homeowner still left the door open for just a few seconds, which the porcupine immediately took advantage of. Although the man was surprised to see a prickly visitor in his kitchen, he coped with his emotions and politely but adamantly forced the guest to retire to the backyard.
Tim added that he is well acquainted with this animal, nicknamed Mr. Prickly. The porcupine often hangs around the house, but he is never invited inside, since he has absolutely nothing to do there.
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