Monday, December 3, 2012
And yesterday after the snow melted there they were on the lawn, only a few feet from the house, working on some especially interesting bits of weeds. When I went out they gently turned their backs and moved away. It's very hard to catch a porcupine full face, they keep shifting so that the back is what you encounter. If you make noise or get too close the back hair rises like a windowshade and there the quills are. Bite me, it says. Go ahead.
But by and large these are gentle critters and we respect that. We also keep shed doors closed. Respect is all well and good but so is keeping them away from rubber tires and shovel handles...
Posted by mittens at 3:34 PM