"A LONG WAY DOWN" - Porcupine (North America)

May 03, 2023  •  1 Comment

"A LONG WAY DOWN"

Porcupine (North American) - 5 Photos

 

 

It isn't often that I see a porcupine descend (or even ascend) a tree but every time is as exciting & nail biting as the first.

 

Any noise (and that can include the click from the camera shutter) or slight movement can send a porcupine back up the tree. They don't see very well but their hearing and sense of smell are both acute. And that can mean a very long silent wait for another potential descent.

 

Then if you add in early evening light (and not dusk) and a clear view of the tree & the climber, it doesn't get more perfect to document the event.

 

PHOTO #1

Porcupine - North AmericanPorcupine - North American"STEP BY STEP, PAW BY PAW, CLAW BY CLAW"

PHOTO #2

Porcupine - North AmericanPorcupine - North American"LONG WAY DOWN"

PHOTO #3

Porcupine - North AmericanPorcupine - North American"DON'T LOOK DOWN, DON'T LOOK DOWN"

 

PHOTO #4

Porcupine - North AmericanPorcupine - North American"CHECKING FOR AN ALL CLEAR"

PHOTO #5

Porcupine - North AmericanPorcupine - North American"HOMEWARD BOUND"

 

 


Comments

Urszula(non-registered)
Super!
He/she looks very cute "hugging" the tree. I especially like the one when the porcupine gives you a look.
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