garden and nature · Life at Castello di Montegiove

Porcupine

Castello di Montegiove Istrice

For the last many weeks my husband has meet this charming little friend every afternoon at the same spot and he finally managed to take a fantastic photo of the animal. Normally porcupines are very shy and not easy to get close to, but this one is actually not afraid at all and it almost looks like he enjoyed posing for the camera.

The porcupine quills that cover the back can get up to 35 cm long. In case of danger, the porcupine threatens the adversary by shaking the tail where the quills are particular hollow to make a rattling sound.

Just one of the many wild animals to meet on the estate of Castello di Montegiove.

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