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Michaelaw
08-06-2012, 09:32 PM
Not sure what it is but it was slip sliding away up some stange slope trying to evade me. I felt kind of sorry for it because it was really having a hard time of a climb and it normally would not have had to take this route but because I was there it had no choice.


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Iguanasan
08-06-2012, 11:37 PM
Looks like a porcupine to me. I like how he just blends into the background.

Michaelaw
08-07-2012, 12:03 AM
You should see how the hares I shot blend, makes this guy look like a "future Shop" billboard :laughing:

asnow
08-07-2012, 11:02 PM
Nice detail and texture in the background. I understand they can shoot their quills.
Theses little buggers are nasty. I remember when we had a cottage when I was young, the porcupines would eat the plywood at the bottom of the cottage. We had to put on sheet metal at the bottom 3 to 4 feet to stop them.

Hillbillygirl
08-10-2012, 07:07 AM
Nice capture of what is def. a Porcupine. Should have given it a hand up the bank Michael ;).

Asnow, that is just an old wives tail about shooting quills. They will, however, flick their tail and nail you with great accuracy if close enough.