1. peterh says

    While grouse hunting the past few days I’ve met the same porcupine three times. Browner & shorter legged than the one pictured above. Most interesting critters.

  2. frankb says

    These critters are going to be endangered if every MRA, creotard, and GOP candidate gets one and shoves it where the sun don’t shine.

  3. otrame says

    No, no. We use only porcupines that died natural deaths after a long and fruitful life. That’s why they are decaying.

  4. Samantha Vimes, Chalkboard Monitor says

    Sadly, yes, I do want to hug it. But I know better.
    I also want to feed the neighborhood racoons and hug them. Also not a good idea.
    Impulse control. It’s a good thing.

  5. ChasCPeterson says

    I knew some porcupines once, subjects of a digestion study. They are skilled escape artists. And they stink.

  6. peterh says

    @ Megan,

    Perhaps not. Some dogs learn from a single porcupine encounter, others never seem to get the idea.

    Like skunks, porcupines can make good pets – IF you know what you’re doing. I’ll just take it as read . . . .

  7. mothra says

    A snoot full of porcupine quills: Once, while light trapping for moths out in the middle of nowhere (North Dakota Sandhills) a significantly drunk hunter drove up with his afflicted dog. He asked for a pliers to remove the quills and gave us each a beer (miller beer). He was a happy drunk, which is why I can relate the story.

  8. The Ys says

    @ beethovenfangirl

    You win.

    Squee! Do I win my very own Centauri porcupine? *hopeful look*