PITTSBURGH (NEWSRADIO 1020 KDKA) — When you think of porcupines, you usually don’t think cute and cuddly. There’s no enduring cartoon porcupine character. No one is rushing to film “March of the Porcupines.” Little kids aren’t clamoring for a pet porcupine under their Christmas tree.
But could you imagine hunting a porcupine, having your kill stuffed for a trophy, or craving it’s gamey meat?READ MORE: Pool At Lt. Governor's Residence Will Once Again Be Used To Teach Kids To Swim
Thanks to the Pennsylvania Game Commission, you can now legally hunt porcupines in their new hunting season.READ MORE: Stalemate Breaks On To-Go Mixed Drinks For Pennsylvania Bars, Restaurants
KDKA AM’s Larry and John talk to Gary Fujak, local game commissioner, on why porcupines are now allowed to be hunted, and the surprising reasons for why anyone would want to be rid of the unassuming porcupine.MORE NEWS: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra To Have Live Audiences For Return To Heinz Hall In September