Porcupine – “Erethizon dorsatum”

Meet “Rusty Roo”, our Adult male Porcupine. Rusty poses nicely on fallen logs, waddling back and forth, and stopping to sit back on his bottom and get a better look at his surroundings. This prickly fella can also be filmed up a tree or amongst the stunning Montana Wildflowers, he will even hold a flower and give it a quick nibble!  And loves to naw on an old antler, a natural behavior of a wild porcupine.

Quick Bites

Type: Mammal
Diet: Herbivore
Average life span in the wild: 5 to 7 years
It is a myth that Porcupines throw their quills if you get too close.  You have to actually make contact with this prickly fella to get “quilled”!