This slow moving, poky creature is a common mammal of Alaska. As cute as they are, their armour coating of sharp quills should be given a wide birth - just ask local mushers and dog owners. Occasionally hungry wolves or bears will take an interest, but a few spikes in the nose tends to be enough deterrent to send them packing. Porcupines eat bark and other vegetation and can be found in trees and on the ground.


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