An old sugar maple tree provides room and board for a prickly rodent. The gnawed bark is a sure sign a porcupine has been dining out. Or should I say up?
As I positioned myself to get a good look the porcupine climbed up where the sun don’t shine. I caught sight of the tail just as it disappeared up the hole. Sounds painful doesn’t it?
There was no sense waiting for the porcupine to come back out so I moved on. It didn’t take long before I stuck my nose in another place it didn’t belong. A hollow log was too tempting to resist.
I thought the barely visible white things might have been some sort of fungus. I’m sure we can all imagine a number of reasons why sticking your arm into the hollow of a rotting log is NOT a good idea. I are smart so I used my camera to see what it really was.
Looks like I need to add porcupine booby-traps to the list.
A couple of photos from last year:
As cute and cuddly as porcupines are it’s best to leave them alone. Their quills aren’t the only things to avoid.
Do you have a sudden urge to get up and go brush your teeth?
Or would you prefer a back rub?
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