You will never believe where we found this porcupine! In a cemetery! See, I can find all sorts of things there. He was walking across the grounds when Dennis spotted him. By the time I got back from grabbing the camera out of the car he was going into the brush.
He made some little growl/grunt noises at me then started climbing the tree.
He was very interesting to watch climb - I'd never seen one this close in the wild before.
He's a very slow climber. Occasionally he would pause and peek around the tree at me, then decide to keep climbing. Check out those claws! See the scratches on the tree?
This is how he climbed, stretching all the way out. . .
Then bringing the back feet up before moving the front feet again.
From the marks on the tree I think he's climbed this one before.
I was glad he was slow.
At this point, he was pretty high above me, with brush between us too, so I think he felt safe.
That's where we left him.