North American Porcupine

North American Porcupine

Porcupine encountered on the descent of Crested Butte, West Elks 10/07.
John Kirk
on Apr 15, 2008 9:13 pm
Image ID: 396636


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Anya Jingle

Anya Jingle - Apr 16, 2008 1:38 am - Voted 10/10

Great addition to the album!

Wonderful picture. I have never even seen one in the wild yet. Thank you for posting.

John Kirk

John Kirk - Apr 16, 2008 2:10 am - Hasn't voted


This one didn't seem to mind me getting up close. Very cool critters.


lcarreau - May 11, 2008 11:32 pm - Voted 10/10


I knew somebody had to have a porcupine
posted, and I finally found it! Nice
specimen! I grew up with several porcupines
in the Oquirrh Mtns. of n. Utah. They
always hung out in an area called White
Pine Flats, and the locals called it
'porcupine flats.' Nice picture, John!!
- Larry of AZ

John Kirk

John Kirk - May 12, 2008 2:04 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: John,

Thanks Larry - I've actually seen a lot of these on the Western Slope of CO, esp. the Elk Range. They hang out near Crater Lake (often used as camp for the Maroon Bells). I was surprised not to find more porcupine pictures here on SP.


Marcsoltan - Oct 8, 2008 11:23 am - Voted 10/10

How cute!

never seen one in the outdoors.
Great catch.


BLong - Oct 5, 2009 4:48 pm - Voted 10/10

Nice shot

I have still never seen a porcupine in the wilderness, although I have seen a few echidnas. Thanks for sharing

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