North-American Porcupine (Erethizon dorsatum)
The second largest rodent after the beaver. Dark-brown in color with white highlights. Slow moving and defends with exposing quills after warning with a strong odor. Lives in coniferous and mixed forested areas, feeding mostly twigs, roots and berries in summer and needles and bark in winter.
How To Identify
Color and shape. They don't flee if detected. Don't get too close unless you want to expose yourself to the odor and quills.
Where and When to Spot
My only observation of this species happened in a forested area near Tadoussac in May.
Photos of this species with information about where, when the photo has been taken; camera, lens used and camera settings.
Sunday, May 20, 2018
TAMRON SP 90mm F2.8 Di Macro VC USD F017N
Focal Length 90mm
Shutter Speed 1/1000s