Say Hello to My Little Friend — look around!

Here is my guest post this week in my friend Monica’s blog. A bit of wildlife photography and video. Her blog is awesoe, check it out: lookaround99.wordpress.com

Guest Post by Christopher O’Keefe … … I’ve seen this guy (or gal) a lot lately on one of the local hiking trails. He is a North American porcupine. The name is not that flattering, it means “quill pig” in old French. When I first saw him, he would just curl up in […]

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25 thoughts on “Say Hello to My Little Friend — look around!

    1. milfordstreet Post author

      Thank you…Yes, I enjoy seeing him. I can picture him in a tree either but they will live in trees. There is a tree that was split by lightening and porcupines will live in the hollow. At the end of every winter there is a big pile of droppings at the base.

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  1. Annie

    Oh wow! I’ve never seen one in the wild although I hear they’re fairly common in New England. Can a porcupine run? You got mighty close….

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  2. Miss Gentileschi

    Ahh, you made me smile and laugh with this, Chris! It´s sooooo unbelievably cute! 🙂 I wish it would waddle around in my backyard! And the way it walks – cuteness in perfection! Cheers and thank you so much for sharing the video – and the lovely photograph, too! 🙂

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    1. milfordstreet Post author

      Thank you…After I made the video, I realized I had no good stills of him or her. Luckily, it was wandering around a day that I returned with my camera. And that is the last of seen of it. Winter is coming! Thank you, Sarah!

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      1. milfordstreet Post author

        There was an article in a local paper this week saying that the porcupine population is on the rise and they will hang out with people and other animals around. Who would bother them!?

      2. Miss Gentileschi

        Haha! Yes, I guess it’s not easy for them to make new friends 😉 But the one you filmed looked curious and not in the least aggressive so I think I would take the risk 😃

    1. milfordstreet Post author

      Yeah, that he is. A local guy has a wildlife camera in his apple orchard. He said he sees these guys right next to coyotes and bears. Nobody bothers them…they have diplomatic immunity.

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