"MIND YOUR P's & Q's" - Porcupine (North American)

May 16, 2023  •  1 Comment

"MIND YOUR P's & Q's"

Porcupine (North American) - 8 Photos

 

That, of course, would be Porcupines & Quills.

 

No worries about a porcupine throwing its quills but this large male decided to make its way down to ground level during a busy time onto a potentially dangerous path. No danger from any wildlife, only the two-legged kind, including bicycles.

 

I don't know how it knew there was a lull in the action other than a porcupine's acute sense of hearing but having watched it for several hours from a safe & hidden location, I moved in to ensure it moved into another nearby tree and not an attempt to cross the path. This may have been its original intention because it climbed up a new tree and immediately slumped into a position totally out of the sun & the wind (Photo #8). Porcupines know best!

 

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PHOTO #8

 


Comments

Urszula(non-registered)
Great photos!
I love the story and I'm glad our friend was safe from bicyclists.
Sometimes porcupines make me think of koalas. Their eyes look as if they were "drugged" :)
I like how your photos show the details of the face. I often find faces are dark on my photos.
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