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Prehensile-tailed Porcupine

Coendou sp.


This Porcupine has more to it than just quills, it can use its tail to hang on to branches while it climbs. I photographed it at the Asa Wright Nature Center just a little ways down the trail from the main building.

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Tom15 8 years ago

Thanks Ali, I hope I get to see one again.

Ali Hemati Pour
Ali Hemati Pour 8 years ago

Very Amazing!

Tom15 8 years ago

It was very nice and I feel fortunate to have seen it. Just wish I had my current photo equipment to get an even better shot:-)

MartinUrban 8 years ago

amazing creature ! nice shot !

Debbie Stewart
Debbie Stewart 8 years ago

I wish we had seen one of these when we went...very jealous ;)

alicelongmartin 8 years ago

Love it!

Tom15 8 years ago

Exotic and looks prehistoric.

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 8 years ago

Wow. That's exotic.

Tom15 8 years ago

Mishall, that would be nice to see that tail in action!

Mishall 8 years ago

awesome pic next time why dont you get it hanging.

Tom15 8 years ago

Martin, that dog really got covered with quills in its nose! I'll keep a safe distance from porcupines.

MartinL 8 years ago

Nice spottong Tom. Its curious that the tail curls backwards, that seems a bit clumsy. Oh, and I heard that they can be territorial

Tom15 8 years ago

Thanks and gracias!

harsuame 8 years ago

Fabuloso bella captura

bee.jacbs 8 years ago

Beautiful Picture! Thanks for sharing. :)

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Spotted on Nov 30, 2007
Submitted on Feb 7, 2013

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