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casil403
03-15-2009, 06:12 PM
Just got back from a short walk with my dog up at Nose Hill park...I crawled though fairly dense thicket and snow up to my knees to get within less than 10 feet of this porcupine sitting quietly in a tree... we put doggy on leash when we spotted him...thank goodness!

Gem
03-15-2009, 06:18 PM
Huh. I didn't know they sat in trees. Fun find though :) Those things are huge though, aren't they? Lol, scared the crap out of me when I first saw it.

kat
03-15-2009, 06:19 PM
Ohh..you are braver than I am!! :)

casil403
03-15-2009, 07:33 PM
They're quite docile little creatures actually...this guy didn't even move or acknowlege me as I crashed around the bush to get as close as I could. I am going to get up there again to find an easier one to get to...they like to climb trees and eat the shoots. I've seen them in trees there before.
This was a hard shot to get because of the conditions so I just threw it into "auto" and hoped for the best :fingerscr.

Michaelaw
03-15-2009, 09:10 PM
This is all fine and dandy but What is it pray tell? :) Porkypine? I'm guessing. Please let me know before MA comes in and calls me stupid for not having a time machine!

casil403
03-15-2009, 09:10 PM
You're right...it's a porcupine!

Michaelaw
03-15-2009, 09:16 PM
Cute little fellas though, I like how his little face is framed by the branches.

tomorrowstreasures
03-15-2009, 09:21 PM
how stinkin adorable is that?!!! too cute!:highfive:

casil403
03-15-2009, 11:11 PM
They kinda remind me of the "ewoks" from "Star Wars"....

Mad Aussie
03-16-2009, 02:53 AM
Just got back from a short walk with my dog up at Nose Hill park...I crawled though fairly dense thicket and snow up to my knees to get within less than 10 feet of this porcupine sitting quietly in a tree... we put doggy on leash when we spotted him...thank goodness!
Hey Michael ... there's a clue in Casil's first sentence if you look real close!! ;)

Nice find Casil ... give it a nice big hug for me next time ok? :D

casil403
03-16-2009, 11:23 AM
Thanks MA...in all fairness to Michael, I editedand inserted the "porcupine" name after he asked what it was....my bad....lol...your comment was funny though!

Mad Aussie
03-16-2009, 03:52 PM
Thanks MA...in all fairness to Michael, I editedand inserted the "porcupine" name after he asked what it was....my bad....lol...your comment was funny though!
Oh well ... as long as we made him look stupid for a few moments our work is complete ;)

Michaelaw
03-17-2009, 12:26 AM
Oh well ... as long as we made him look stupid for a few moments our work is complete ;)

But....But, I new you would come, that's why my post reflected it:D

Mad Aussie
03-17-2009, 12:36 AM
But....But, I new you would come, that's why my post reflected it:D
Don't worry ... it's ALL part of the charity work we are doing trying to lift your photography to at least a beginners level Michael ;)

Michaelaw
03-17-2009, 12:40 AM
Just need one more lens and I'm there:D

casil403
03-17-2009, 11:42 AM
LOL....Maaaaannnn you guys crack me up!...Thanks for the morning laughs!