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Porcupine

Erethizon dorsatum

Description:

Several different individuals seen over a few hours. The last two photos are of a juvenile, he was very soft since his quills haven't all grown in yet. I know he was soft because I pet him haha

Habitat:

On the side of the road eating vegetation after a rain. Coastal pine forests.


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23 Comments

LisaPowers
LisaPowers 3 years ago

Congrats AshleyT, your precious Porcupine has made the top 10 mammal spottings in the '2015 Best Wildlife Photo' mission! Rangers are voting on the top 10 mammal spottings, and the top 3 will be announced on February 6th. The top 3 spottings will be commented on here on the site, but make sure you keep a look out on our Facebook app page for the announcement as well! Congratulations on making the top 10! https://www.facebook.com/projectnoah

Hema
Hema 3 years ago

I guess since you are a biologist you have the advantage of knowing when to pet and when not to pet,Lovely porcupine!!

AshleyT
AshleyT 3 years ago

Thank you Jason and Sunny!

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 3 years ago

Congrats Ashley! Cute spotting!

sunnyjosef
sunnyjosef 3 years ago

Lovely spotting... Congrats Ashley!!!

AshleyT
AshleyT 3 years ago

Thank you everyone!

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 3 years ago

This one looks quite cool and harmless. Congrats Ashley!

James McNair
James McNair 3 years ago

Congrats Ashley

armadeus.4
armadeus.4 3 years ago

Congratulations Ashley!!!

Congrats again on the well deserved SOTD Ashley

AshleyT
AshleyT 3 years ago

Thank you Lisa, Luis, Jae, and Daniel :)

Daniel R Hughes
Daniel R Hughes 3 years ago

great job on getting the SOTD

Jae
Jae 3 years ago

Too cute :) Congratulation, Ashley.

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 3 years ago

Congrats Ashley, great SOTD!

LisaPowers
LisaPowers 3 years ago

Congrats Ashley! These prickly cool mammals are our SOTD!

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AshleyT
AshleyT 3 years ago

Thanks Daniel and Antonio!

I love these guys :) very cool Ashley,congrats and thanks for sharing

Daniel R Hughes
Daniel R Hughes 3 years ago

cool amazing spotting

AshleyT
AshleyT 3 years ago

Not to worry Des, they can't shoot their quills. That's just a myth :)

Desmond.E.S.O
Desmond.E.S.O 3 years ago

That's cool, you got to pet him! If he tried to shoot at you with his "quills" you would have gotten covered in hair... Haha!

Desmond.E.S.O
Desmond.E.S.O 3 years ago

Awesome shots's Ashley! I love porcupines!... Even though I've never seen one in the wild.

AshleyT
AshleyT 3 years ago

It looked soft, so I just had to check haha

JoshuaGSmith
JoshuaGSmith 3 years ago

Wow!!! This is a great creature. I can just imagine you walking up to it and finding out it has no quills and thinking "Yes, I finally get to pet one!"

Alaska, USA

Lat: 56.77, Long: -132.96

Spotted on Sep 18, 2015
Submitted on Nov 9, 2015

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