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Old 10-16-2009, 01:44 PM   #61
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I almost walked right into this porcupine as I emerged from behind a large tree.
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He was only 3' from me!
I don't know who was surprised more.......
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Old 10-16-2009, 01:49 PM   #62
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I almost walked right into this porcupine as I emerged from behind a large tree.
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Old 10-16-2009, 01:57 PM   #63
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Awww, he's so cute with the colorful background of autumn leaves! Great catch!
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Old 10-16-2009, 05:24 PM   #64
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Porcupines aren't anything we get to see this far south. We call them the punk rockers of the forests. They are something else aren't they!!! Nice photo of that little guy.
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Gosh, Equilibrium. You are right and I never even though about it. When I lived in New England my friend's dogs were always getting quilled. If Illinois is too far south, then of course I have never seen one down here.

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Old 10-17-2009, 01:10 PM   #66
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Ms. Quilleran was on my front steps one day and I almost tripped over her going out the door!

She waddled over to my flower bed so I asked her to pose for a photo.
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I got in for a close-up. She decided she was camera shy.
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And then Ms. Quilleran turned her hinder towards me....
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And I backed way up!
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I gently herded Ms. Quilleran back out to the woods with a broom and she scampered up a tree.
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Old 10-17-2009, 01:34 PM   #67
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Moss trying to hide my discarded lumber.
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Old 10-17-2009, 03:25 PM   #68
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Benj1, that looks amazing. I would not have known that it was moss. It is beautiful. BooBooBearBecky, Ms. Quilleran has lovely, deep, inky eyes. I had no idea that porcupines climbed trees.
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Old 10-17-2009, 06:35 PM   #69
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Oh, what the heck. I will throw my hat in the ring, too. This plant is as beautiful in bud as it is in bloom. Fringed Gentian!
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Old 10-17-2009, 07:56 PM   #70
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ahhhh porcupines!!!!!! I was so disappointed I didn't get to see any when I went up north. Saw a couple alongside the road though if ya know what I mean... I never knew they were so big. There was one just up from my hotel that was huge. I was going to take a pic of it, but Hwy 2 isn't exactly pedestrian friendly!
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