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We had a visitor this afternoon. A rather sleepy (or possibly smashed) porcupine had ambled into one of the small apple trees below our house, and had found himself a grand little spot to tuck himself into a ball and munch away on the bounty that surrounded him.

Then the snow began to fall. It was such a peaceful sight.

Your 4 minutes of Porcupine Zen below the squiggle of eternity.

AFTERNOON UPDATE: The porcupine has moved to a different area of the tree after a morning of more apple snacking, and is resting comfortably, looking like a furry bowling ball in a tree.

Here's a hi-res image of his new position:

(HD version available at YouTube)

END ZONE BONUS: The apples may be fermented, and the porcupine might be drunk. If you Google "drunk porcupine apples" you'll see what I mean.

I am going to check on him in the morning to see if he's OK or needs a $5 dollar bill or an overcoat ;)

Originally posted to Choco8 on Sun Dec 01, 2013 at 07:09 PM PST.

Also republished by Backyard Science, Street Prophets , and Headwaters.

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