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We are known as PaWingers or just The Wingers by our Geocaching friends. When we found our first cache we had to come up with a name to log the find. We came up with this name simply because of residing in Pa. and because one of our many passions is cruising this beautiful country on our Honda Goldwing. Aside from geocaching we are passionate about most anything outdoors including hiking, kayaking, snowmobiling and biking. We are blessed beyond words with a wonderful son and daughter in law. We're also blessed with some terriffic family and friends. We consider ourselves very fortunate due to the fact that after being married over 40 years we still enjoy these things together.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

He's a spiny little rodent.

This big Porky was trying to catch some ZZZ's but we told him to open his eyes while we snapped a few photo's.  I called him a rodent in the title because a Porcupine is actually a rodent.  They are considered nocturnal but we've seen them out and about many times in the daytime.  This big fella didn't seem to be too intimidated by our presence but we still kept our distance.  Many people are ill informed in that they think a Porky can actually fling their quills.  While this is untrue, one thing is for certain, these quills are extremely pointed and sharp and can really cause some major problems for a nosey dog that gets too close.  Yes, they are a rodent and yes, they can cause some pain but you gotta admit, they have a cute face. 


Coy said...

Cute shot Tom; don't often see this critters down my way.

Willard said...

An excellent shot. I don't have one good photograph of them.