View Full Version : Unknown prarie critter

08-06-2012, 08:32 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.


08-06-2012, 10:37 PM
Looks like a porcupine to me. I like how he just blends into the background.

08-06-2012, 11:03 PM
You should see how the hares I shot blend, makes this guy look like a "future Shop" billboard :laughing:

08-07-2012, 10:02 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.

08-10-2012, 06:07 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.