Tuesday

[vermont] Porcupine

Sunday morning, I saw Santana sitting at a window she doesn't normally sit at and intently staring down at something outside. I looked and it was a porcupine! I ran to get my camera and quietly crept to the end of the deck to take pictures.

Porcupine

It was big, probably the size of a small bear cub, having breakfast without a care in the world. It would flinch every now and then when it heard my camera's shutter snap but it just kept on eating. It was really dexterous with it's hands, picking up vines and chomping all the green buds off like it was eating corn on the cob.

Porcupine

Porcupine

It was sooooooo cute. I couldn't resist trying to get a closer picture. I went down and tried to get closer. Then it did this:

Porcupine

When I got within 20 or so feet, it's hackles rose and it turned into a big, spiky triangle. Then it went back into the brush. I felt bad for ruining its breakfast. Sorry, guy.

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