PHOTO: Is That A Porcupine In A Tree?
Why yes, porcupines can climb trees. Why do you ask?
This beauty of a photo came to our attention thanks the Flickr feed of the Mountain-Prairie Region of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife service. Our prickly friend here is hanging around at the National Elk Refuge in Jackson, Wyoming.
I had no idea that porcupines could climb trees. A quick survey of a few folks either answered 'no' or very shaky 'yes?' Sure enough though, they can. Just to be sure, here's a baby porcupine climbing a tree in Maine:
While this is adorable, now I'm less concerned about stepping on a porcupine as I am now leery of the possibility that they can fall from the sky.