Sunday August 19, 2012
I live in a magical place. There are of course my domesticated animals. Chickens, horses, cows and dog. But the wildlife seems to like life at Boulderwood as much as the rest of us. Over the last 2 days a Mommy porcupine and baby have been having a picnic in one of our apple trees. In fact, we even witnessed the baby nursing.
The baby has been hanging out by herself for the last 24 hours in the top of the tree.
A question from one of my friends was: Are baby porcupines born with quills? To which I answered, let's Google it. According to Wikipedia, they are born "with soft quills that harden within a few hours after birth." Isn't nature grand?
My intern, Michelle Anderer wanted to catch the baby and make her a pet because she's so cute. Yes, she's cute from afar but I am certain those quills would hurt!! Michelle - this photo's for you to enjoy from afar!! xoxo