Thursday, May 30, 2013

Baby Porcupine

Baby Porcupine
Porcupine (Erethizon dorsatum)
Porcupines are three feet long and weigh about twenty-five pounds.  Sleeping all day in a crevice or the crotch of a tree, porcupines then wander at night in search of the vegetation they eat (preferring the inner bark of trees).  Porcupines don't throw their quills; they turn their backs on predators and lash their tails at them.

Photo by Alan & Sandy Carey

From the set:
Baby Animals of Washington

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