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Porcupines Mating

It’s doubtful that there is a female human that would want to change places with a female porcupine.  She (female porcupine) may only copulate once a year.  When that momentous occasion occurs, she is sprayed by her mate with urine from head to toe as part of the mating process.  And finally, she spends 11 months a year, every year, either pregnant or lactating. 

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5 responses

  1. Alice

    Must be worth it to her, to snuggle her little porcupettes.

    November 5, 2021 at 8:11 am

  2. david ascher

    you didn’t mention quills. copulation must be a very carefully choreographed procedure. De gustibus non est disputandum.

    November 5, 2021 at 8:57 am

  3. Susan Holland

    OK, female porcupine is now off my list of animals I might like to be reincarnated as!

    November 5, 2021 at 10:58 am

  4. Love finds a way.

    November 5, 2021 at 12:22 pm

  5. I often wonder how he manages not to get quilled by her!

    November 5, 2021 at 1:36 pm

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