A porcupine asleep in a tree in Nebraska.

Marc and I often explore the countryside hoping to stumble across something interesting or new. Most of the time, we do not find anything during our adventures. However, earlier this year we were lucky to find a sleeping porcupine in a tree. This is something that is rarely seen, especially in Nebraska.

This porcupine was curled up a bit in the tree. If you look closely you can see that we captured his face in this image, even though it looks a bit like a butt.

Porcupines are the third largest rodent – smaller than it’s cousin the South American capybara and the beaver. They are well known for their spikes and do not make good pets for cuddling. I think that they are cute anyway.


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Tess Bagnell

I love photography because a photograph is a moment of beauty captured in time. A picture has the potential to be seen for generations. My favorite subjects to photograph are people and animals in the wild.