Three are charged with killing a porcupine and devouring its meat.

Forest officers raided a house in Khodiyarnagar with wildlife activist Hemant Vadhwana . Officials discovered porcupine quills from the terrace of the house .

Vadodara, Vadodara: The forest department hired three individuals to hunt a porcupine in the region.On Wednesday, forest officers raided a house in Khodiyarnagar with wildlife activist Hemant Vadhwana, who informed them.Officials discovered porcupine quills from the house's terrace.Mayaram Rajbhar, the owner of the house, was questioned along with his wife.On Tuesday, they told cops that one Samir Patil had hunted a porcupine in the ravines of the Vishwamitri river in Harni region.

Forest officials are looking at reports to see if the accused have killed porcupines or other endangered animals in the past, according to Vadhwana.According to him, another activist, Kartik Upadhyay, aided them in the raid.Porcupine is a natural killer under Indian Schedule IV of the Indian Wildlife Protection Act, 1972, which makes it a crime.However, this animal, which falls under the large rodent category, is largely killed for its meat, as well as for its medicinal use.

They are mostly found in river ravines, forests, grasslands, and shrublands.Porcupines live in burrows and venture out in the dim.