photography portfolio of North American Porcupine or Common Porcupine
from the family Rodentia - RodentsPorcupines
are rodents with a coat of sharp spines, or quills, that defend them from predators. They are indigenous to the Americas, Southern Asia, Europe, and Africa. Porcupines
are the third largest of the rodents, behind the capybara and the beaver. Most Porcupines
are about 25–36 in (64–91 cm) long, with an 8–10 in (20–25 cm) long tail. Weighing 12–35 lb (5.4–15.9 kg), they are rounded, large and slow. Porcupines
come in various shades of brown, gray, and the unusual white.
The Common Porcupine
is an herbivore. It eats leaves, herbs, twigs and green plants like clover and in the winter it may eat bark. The North American Porcupine
often climbs trees to find food.
is one of the many species that we photograph on my wildlife photography workshops. You can learn more about my workshops online at www.wildlifeworkshops.com