"MORNIN' SUNSHINE!" - Porcupine (North American)

October 12, 2021  •  1 Comment

"MORNIN' SUNSHINE!"

Porcupine (North American) - 9 Photos

 

So I don't know why I find porcupines so endearing. Perhaps it's the fact that they have a certain air of mystery. Generally, they are only seen during daylight hours sleeping in trees and if you do catch the odd glimpse of them "grounded" during the day it's extremely brief. Their active periods on the ground are at from dusk into the night darkness.

 

Or perhaps it's their furry brown faces which sometimes seem to resemble little monkeys. 

 

And at times, when they lie stretched out on tree branches, they take on a gigantic caterpillar appearance.

 

The following photos are of Chewy P. She gave birth to Hap P this past Spring. I did manage to catch Hap P this summer in a tree late one evening but that is the only time I have seen her these past few months.

 

Chewy was high up on a tree branch, soaking up some early morning light (Photo #1 - Photo #3). After a short time, she made her way down to the crook in the tree (Photo #4 - Photo #7) before climbing up again on a nearby branch (Photo #8 - Photo #9.)

 

PHOTO #1

PHOTO #2

PHOTO #3

PHOTO #4

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PHOTO #6

PHOTO #7

PHOTO #8

PHOTO #9


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Urszula(non-registered)
Somehow my comment disappeared... Hopefully I'm not repeating it.
I love these photos, you were so lucky to see both mom and the baby.
The light is magnificent, shows quills and face beautifully!
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