Saturday, May 15, 2010

Porcupine/ Camera Critters

Staring me down

On the way to Port Cunnington, Ontario, my husband stopped the car to avoid hitting this ambling porcupine. My camera begged me to jump out and take a photo. By the time I reached this guy or gal, it had made it to grassy, leafy ground and was determined to stare me down.

 Its back is up to make itself look bigger

Nice, Porky!
I got the picture and slowly moved away.

FYI: Tee hee! Yes, I know I typed  EG Woe into McLinky. It should read EG Wow... or Whoa, not Woe. Darn my naughty fingers! :)


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24 comments:

Kathy said...

Who amongst us has seen a porcupine in the wild? You! What a find. I hope you were using a big lens so as to keep your distance.

Serline said...

One of a kind... have a blessed weekend!

Lorac said...

Sweet capture! He didn't look too happy. Good thing they can't really shoot their quills!

Tom said...

What a look it give you... ha!

cieldequimper said...

Do you want my profile?

Snap said...

How cool is that?!!!! Well done (and carefully)!!!!

Nikki-ann said...

We don't get creatures like that around here. Great shots! :)

kaye said...

that's fantastic--I've only seen them lumbering along the side of the road. They are much bigger than one would expect.

KaHolly said...

Weren't you the brave one!! Porcupines don't live on Cape Breton. I'll never forget the first time I learned they climbed trees to eat the bark. During the winter, they had stripped this poor tree bare. ~ks

dot said...

I don't think I've seen a porcupine picture on a blog before. Good job!!

Denise said...

An exciting find, and lovely photos of that cute little porcupine. He looks almost cuddlesome, I wish!

Carletta said...

Super find - you did good!
Armed and dangerous but what a cute face.

Rose said...

Great capture! I have never seen a porcupine in the wild. (I almost spelled it porky pine--haha--I am watching the preliminaries to the Preakness while I try to catch up on blogging...I guess my mind is half here and half there)

Ann said...

You were brave to get so near/ I was told that they would should teir "arrows" at you.

Müge Tekil said...

Perfect captures! What an interesting animal! I have never seen in real life!

Have a delightful Sunday,

Ciao! :-)

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George said...

I'm glad that staring you down was all this porcupine decided to do. You got a couple of great pictures.

Janie said...

Great photo! Quite a find to see one on the ground. He's a cute little guy.

Northwood Musings said...

My parent's dogs used to get into these all the time at the cottage on Balsam Lake. Good shot!

Small City Scenes said...

Wowee!! What a couple of great shots. Sometimes we see these guys but I have NEVER captured one. Neat!!! MB

jabblog said...

Great captures!I can't decide whether the expression in his eye is fear or challenge. Do the quills rattle as he moves?

Dianne said...

I'm glad you're not feeling EG Woe'ish ;)

love the little porcupine

Cezar and Léia said...

I've seen porcupines only at the zoo, never just by chance like you did, it must be so interesting! Well, this fella looks a bit hissy though... :)
God bless you!
Cezar

Willard said...

They are an amazing animal. We have a few of them here, but one seldom gets to photograph them. There are more in the elk range, but even there it is difficult to have an encounter such as this.

Jeri ~ said...

Fantastic shots! We have porcupines around here, but I've never been that close --- you are very brave!!

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