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Escaped porcupine found in stable
The porcupine
The public were warned not to approach Twinkle
A porcupine who sparked an alert after escaping from a farm visitors' centre in Cumbria has been found.

Twinkle, a three-feet long female, escaped on Friday night after burrowing under a fence at Eden Ostrich World in Langwathby, near Penrith.

Cumbria Police had warned the public not to approach Twinkle because of her detachable quills.

She was found early on Monday at nearby Bank House Equestrian cenre, none the worse for her burst of freedom.

Her owners at Ostrich World say a new, more secure pen is being built to make sure she does not escape again.

Jim Peet, the founder of the farm visitors' centre, said: "Twinkle is pretty cool and about the size of a sheep dog, but porcupines are classed as dangerous wild animals because of their quills."

Twinkle the porcupine on the run
24 Jun 06 |  Cumbria

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