Baker Road Bakery and North Fork Bed and Breakfast/Gifts

Lisbon,New York USA

Sunday, January 17, 2010

4 Porcupines and No Camera!

If you've read my blog before you would have noticed the porcupine trail I pointed out (literally) with the tip of my ski. Well today my daughter and I went skiing and we took what we call Petey's loop. For many years now, we've seen a porcupine in this one particular white pine tree. We have come to call that porcupine, Petey. Today, as always, we looked again for porcupines. Up until now, we haven't seen any, just tracks. Today there were four! They were hanging out at various points in the tree. My daughter showed me where they had chewed the bark off of a nearby pine tree. I just kept saying, "The one time I come out here with no camera, and look what happens!" It was too late in the day to come back and get my camera. My daughter said they will often gather before bad weather comes. She said that was probably a female that had kept her babies with her as they often do. I'm hoping that tomorrow I can head back out and hopefully get some pictures of all of this. For now, it just has to be what I described. Here's hoping that tomorrow we can get some picutres.

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