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North American Porcupine (Erthizon dorsatum), Yukon

Met this friendly little neighbor on my ride home. Although slow moving, porcupines protect themselves with a coat of quills. The sharp needles have hooks, which make for painful removal. North American porcupines floated from Africa to Brazil and slowly made their way up North. Porcupines have a long gestation period of over 200 days.

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