Porcupine Promenade

We got out late last night for a walk under the stars after putting up our third sack of green chiles, making power bars, and doing various other chores that took up all of our daylight hours. A few hundred feet before the bridge that we use to cross the clearwater ditch, I saw what looked like a weed moving ahead of us. I shined my flashlight on it, and, as I suspected, it was Porky, a very large porcupine, waddling along on its way to cross the bridge ahead of us. I pulled out my phone to see if I could get a video, but by the time I got the phone convinced to take a video in the dark, Porky had crossed the bridged and headed down into the cottonwoods between the clearwater ditch and the irrigation ditch. I managed to get a short, 15 second video of Porky waddling into the undergrowth by a large cottonwood.  I assembled and arranged a short piece of music for Porky’s promenade.

The photos below are an assortment of critters and fall colors.

24 thoughts on “Porcupine Promenade

    • Thanks, Holly. Porcupine are really cute, and the babies are super adorable. We were sitting on the deck late one night and I heard all this chatter back and forth by the shed. I got a flashlight and it was a mama porcupine arguing with what looked like a teenage porcupine. I guess the teenager wanted to stay out after curfew and mama wasn’t agreeing. There are videos on YouTube of porcupine eating and talking. They are funny creatures.

  1. Thanks for giving us a close up of the porcupine at night, with the musical arrangement, no less. The flowers are so colorful and full of life!

    • Thanks, Leah. It took a little while to assemble the music. It probably would have been easier to make up and play a guitar piece for it.

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