Billy Jo the porcupine no longer snores.
A video of the porcupine living under the porch of a house in Bearspaw, Alta. caught the attention of wildlife experts who felt some dental surgery could solve the beast’s snoring problem.
The porcupine has lived in the family’s backyard for two years, eating out of the compost and drinking out of the dog’s dish.
Billy Jo’s snores worried Jenna McFarland, a zoologist and the Calgary Wildlife Rehabilitation Society’s animal care operations manager.
“I watched the video and then there was a point near the end where I saw that his teeth were up into his nose and I thought, ‘Oh no, that’s bad, that’s really bad,'” said McFarland.
“What were were seeing with Billy Jo was his bottom teeth were growing over the top teeth and that those teeth have grown so far they were actually penetrating his nostrils, and a lot of the time they will enter into the sinus cavity …