When I see a story like this, I'm always reminded of a little needlepoint piece my grandma made, with the saying "All things big and small, the lord God made them all".

I'm a sucker for all animals big and small....but lets face it, everything's adorable when it's a baby!

A man in Main saw a porcupine get hit and killed  by a car.  He had heard that porcupines have valuable mineral deposits in their stomachs (which they DO!), so he cut the critter open.  Unbenownst to him, the porcupine was pregnant, and thanks to his inadvertent c-section, he saved the baby's life.

Naturally the wife wants to keep this little cutie.  He's not actually sold on THAT portion....

 
Man saves baby porcupine from dead mother's womb