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Thread: Have you ever seen a baby porcupine?

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    Super Member Ditter43's Avatar
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    Fable of the porcupine

    It was the coldest winter ever. - Many animals died because of the cold. The porcupines, realizing the situation, decided to group together. This way they covered and protected themselves; but the quills of each one wounded their closest companions even though they gave off heat to each other. After awhile, they decided to distance themselves one from the other and they began to die, alone and frozen. So they had to make a choice: either accept the quills of their companions or disappear from the Earth. Wisely, they decided to go back to being together. This way they learned to live with the little wounds that were caused by the close relationship with their companion, but the most important part of it, was the heat that came from the others. This way they were able to survive.


    Moral of the story: The best relationship is not the one that brings together perfect people, but the best is when each individual learns to live with the imperfections of others and can admire the other person's good qualities
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    They are so cute!

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    Darling and something to think about!

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    Great post and darling pics! Thanks, Ditter!

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    oh my... I don't think I've ever seen anything sweeter :)

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    too cute!

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    Well now -- aren't they the cutest little things?? And a GREAT moral!!!

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    Not like that, but this is what my dog treed a couple of nights ago. I'm am still apologizing to neighbors for the noise ;-/

    [IMG]http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q...ed/opossum.jpg[/IMG]

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    For such an ugly adult animal, those are the cutest babies!

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    Those babies are so cute! I've never seen a baby porcupine before. Thanks!

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    They are adorable!!!

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    Tink had a discussion with one that looked like that adult possum. Not a nice animal! The snarls were fierce coming from both of them...The possum was on the garbage can and Tink had gone out to answer nature's last call before bed.

    ( those babies are really sweet!)

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    oh those are so dang cute!! just darling!! thanks ever so!!

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    cute!

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    Those babies are sure cute. Not at all like the ones on the farm that our dogs seemed to like to aggravate. Many times our Siberian Husky had to go to the vet to have them taken out because he never learned to stay away. The other dogs eventually left them alone but not the Husky!

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    How absolutely adorable - are the spines soft or hard at that age?

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    I really hate to do this .... they are PRECIOUS babies ... but they are not porcupines :-/ They are hedgehogs .... African hedgehogs to be specific ....

    The main difference between hedgehogs and porcupines is their quills. Hedgehogs just have a thick hair not a true quill. While their hair is extremely tough and can be extremely prickly, they do not leave the body and enter their enemies. A porcupines quill is attached via a ball and socket and when bumped into they will dislodge and stick into whoever is close to them.

    I am really sorry to correct you but I work in the education department at a zoo and I couldn't stop myself :-/

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    Quote Originally Posted by geckogirl
    I really hate to do this .... they are PRECIOUS babies ... but they are not porcupines :-/ They are hedgehogs .... African hedgehogs to be specific ....

    The main difference between hedgehogs and porcupines is their quills. Hedgehogs just have a thick hair not a true quill. While their hair is extremely tough and can be extremely prickly, they do not leave the body and enter their enemies. A porcupines quill is attached via a ball and socket and when bumped into they will dislodge and stick into whoever is close to them.

    I am really sorry to correct you but I work in the education department at a zoo and I couldn't stop myself :-/
    yeah, this was actually discussed here before.

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    Awwwww! Those are the cutest things!

    Now, that possum is an ugly critter. My dogs catch those suckers often around here.

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    My dogs too, in other states. Kind of funny here in my recent neighborhood ;-) My neighbors are shocked when I show them the picture.

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    Look at that cute little face. Your story has a wonderful moral.

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    They are so cute. A friend also emailed me this.

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    Thanks Ditter! They are so cute!

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    Oh my gosh...how cute!!!

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    I used to have a pet hedgehog, one of the neatest pets we ever had!

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