A Prickly Visitor

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As I was leaving the house today, I found this little porcupine crossing the drive. Paul spied him down the road at a neighbor’s yesterday, so it seems that he’s making his rounds.

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Me being me, I had to stop the car and get a closer look. As I moved forward, he stood his ground and rose up on his hind legs as if to do battle with me. When I didn’t pounce on him, he scurried off into the woods. It wasn’t hard to keep up.

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This is my first porcupine sighting on the farm. Ginger Beast, however, has been up close and personal with a porcupine before. A liaison that cost me a bundle to have the vet remove those quills from her muzzle!

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