Porcupines aren't exactly idolized for their cuteness, but hunting the pokey critters seems a bit cruel.

Nevertheless, hunting regulators in Harrisburg, PA, say it's time to declare open season on the odd-looking rodents after residents began citing property damage as a result of the porcupines running amuck.

Though porcupines are currently considered a protected species in Pennsylvania, other states do allow them to be hunted. Pennsylvania simply wants to follow suit. Examples of damage caused of the razored critters include nibbling on vehicle brake lines and ruining log cabins.

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[Houston Chronicle]