Monday, June 13, 2011

Fox and porcupine

On a drive up the Dalton Highway, just above tree line, near Chandalar Shelf, I came across five very curious and unafraid fox pups who posed for me for nearly five minutes.

At the Coldfoot airstrip, I came across this porcupine which appears to be missing half of his quills on his back, perhaps due to a skirmish with a predator.


Anonymous said...

That is a cute troop of foxes!

Kayla K said...

Can porcupines shoot their quills? I don't think so but my fiance has a never ending argument that they do.

Ken said...

Kayla--I'm no porcupine expert, but I really don't think they can missile out their quills.