The Porcupine is dead, long live the Porcupine!

Dead animal warning.

Robin stumbled upon our much cherished porcupine in the woods… It was the land’s mascot, had just come out of one more tough Winter, we thought it was made of steel, and that it would outlive us all. Tough to tell what happened to it, I’m not even sure what porcupines can die of besides old age.

We’ll set the trail cam back on it’s house to see what’s going on there now.


Quails & Masks

The porcupine is still alive and kicking, its tracks are in the usual spots on the land. It picked a new pine tree to spend the night feeding in this Winter, very much in the same area as last year’s. Definitely a creature of habit, it’s been living in the same house, following the same habits for as long as we started paying attention 5 years ago.

We set the trail cam at the entrance of the collapsed barn where it lives.


The poor fellow wasn’t expecting my deep track on its usual path and stumbled into it 🙂


5 minutes later… Really cool animals.