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May the light always be perfect!
Tim and Debbie Flanigan

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Porcupines ~ Our most quickly identified mammal.

While taking a ride on the local mountain roads and scouting for photography opportunities, we saw evidence of Erethizon. The porcupine's scientific name is most fitting, "meaning to excite or to irritate." The porky has an over-whelming passion for salt and we saw evidence of his gnawing on posts, signs and bottom edges of wooden buildings. Nothing is beyond his reach, it seems, and anything bearing any trace of salt or human sweat is eagerly gnawed to destruction as it systematically seeks its favorite flavor. Many think that the craving for salt is satisfied by gnawing on the shed antlers which may occur in their range, but where man has encroached on their territory, he enjoys the man-made offerings as well.