Jared Leto Had to Pull Out Porcupine Quills with Pliers on His Favorite Birthday

In this episode of Birthday Stories, Jared Leto talks about the birthday when he was hiking through the snow on a mountain with his dog. Leto's playful pooch eventually found a porcupine and ended up looking like a pin cushion as quills stuck out of its face. Jared took his dog to a nearby bar and had to pull the quills out with pliers. Interesting choice for "favorite birthday ever".

Released on 12/26/2017

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Starring: Jared Leto

Transcript

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[Interviewer] What was your favorite birthday
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not year, but like event on your birthday.
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What was my what?
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I remember one birthday kind of hiking through the mountains
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with my dog solo
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and we were hiking I remember through the snow
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and it was on my birthday and he ran off,
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he was always running away, chasing a deer,
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or whatever.
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And he ran off and I heard him like
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I mean it must have been a mile away
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it was this faintest bark,
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so I'm trudging through the snow up through this mountain
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in the middle of the night.
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The sound all of the sudden I hear him whimper,
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I'm like oh Jesus, what did he do?
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He chased a bear or something, or he's in a fight?
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But I hiked up and I found him.
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He had a porcupine.
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It was backed up against a tree
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and out of his nose he had all these porcupine
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in his face and near his eye he had all these porcupine
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quills.
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So I got him, and I put him on the leash,
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and I hiked him back down to this
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like pub or something that I found
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and the guy just starts laughing,
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he handed me a pair of pliers.
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And I had to go out and yank the
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porcupine quills out of his nose and face
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[Interviewer] And that was your birthday?
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That was my birthday.
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(laughs)
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We celebrated together.
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The look he was giving me.