North American Porcupine
There’s a catch …
Many an assailant that comes too close to a North American porcupine will say this. Its long quills are provided with many tiny little barbs on the tip – also on the tail. If it strikes with this, the barbs bore into the assailant’s esh. A painful experience …
Did you know that?
- Adult animals have up to 30,000 quills.
- Offspring are born with soft quills which become hard within one hour.