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Mexican hairy dwarf porcupine

Sphiggurus mexicanus


Parque Ecológico Copolita - Ecological Park Copolita, Oaxaca Photo taken close to park entrance and parking area. It was about 5 to 6 meters high in a tree in the early afternoon.

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Mexican hairy dwarf porcupine
Sphiggurus mexicanus

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Maria dB
Maria dB 6 years ago

Congratulations on your SOTD - wonderful series!

amplifytest111 6 years ago

very cool!

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 6 years ago

congrats huatulco!

outsidegirl0 6 years ago


yeskay 6 years ago


Great spotting Jon,congrats on the well deserved SOTD and welcome to Project Noah

rams4d 6 years ago

Very good

VivBraznell 6 years ago

Fantastic spotting Jon .Congratulations on the SOTD .. What a way to kick off with PN

KarenL 6 years ago

Awesome spotting! Congrats Jon and welcome to the community!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Congratulations John. A well deserved SOTD.

Pradeep Kumar
Pradeep Kumar 6 years ago


Yasser 6 years ago

Jon, welcome to the community and congratulations on earning your very first Spotting of the Day! Thanks for sharing these awesome encounters and we look forward to seeing many more of your photos!


Josh Asel
Josh Asel 6 years ago


Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Makes sense. Now I wonder what our Echidnas do in Aust. Looking it up now... thanks :-)

huatulco 6 years ago

When the rains come in May or June it really does come down hard so imagine porcupines in the Huatulco area are more likely to be accustomed to seeking high ground or trees!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

I would never have thought of porcupines as climbers. Wonderful little animal.

Awwwwwwwwwww so cute ! :)

James McNair
James McNair 6 years ago

Nice teeth

LuisStevens 6 years ago

Great find!

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Oaxaca, Mexico

Spotted on Jun 16, 2014
Submitted on Jun 16, 2014

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