A Prickly Situation - Leon Lorenz

A Prickly Situation - Leon Lorenz

These young male porcupines weren't engaging in a playful mock battle but were in a serious fight, I believe, over territory as the mating season takes place in the fall.

For over 30 minutes this evenly matched pair wrestled and tumbled and displayed amazing quickness for a creature that generally is known to move at a slow deliberate pace. This is the first time I have observed this unique behavior, and I was thankful to be able to film the entire sequence at close range.

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A Prickly Situation - Leon Lorenz