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Porcupine – Welcome to a photographic journey through the woods, fields and marshes of New England

Find more of my photographs and information similar to that which I post in this blog in my book Naturally Curious, which is being published this fall.

PORCUPINE

This afternoon I happened across an ailing porcupine in the woods and I had the privilege of approaching it within just a few inches. At one point this prickly rodent yawned, allowing me to see its four large incisors. Because it wasn’t feeling up to snuff, the porcupine tolerated my scratching its nose, the only place besides its belly where there are no quills.

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