I told him that yeah I had seen it, however I wasn't sure it was a porcupine because it was quite aways out and if it was it must be dead, it hadn't moved in the 3 or 4 days that I'd seen it.
Well Pie had seen it walking not 30 minutes before, and probably about 500 feet from where I'd always seen it. It was indeed alive and a porcupine!
After a few more days I was looking into who I could contact to check on it though. You see I was getting pretty worried. It never moved more than a couple hundred feet from where we saw it, in fact it rarely moved at all. And when he did it was more or less wandering in circles.
Then I decided to get some pics of it. He was out in the field so I zoomed my little point and shoot as far as it would go...
And it worked!! He started walking around, and while he meandered in loops he also made his way toward me. Oh wait, was that a good idea? lol
Like I said, I was getting worried about the little guy... he always stayed in the same basic area. No shelter (those trees in the pics are waaaay in the background). I don't know anything about these pokey little guys but I did find it weird that he'd basically "hide" between a couple twigs sticking out of the snow to sleep. Seriously, I'd watch for him at night on my way home and he'd be there. Even parking with my lights flashing on him and tapping the horn got no reaction. I thought that was a bit odd, in my mind I thought a wild animal would react to something like that.
can you see him?
Just when I was going to try calling someone Pete came home one day and said, "Hey! The little dude's on the other side of the road now! He's moving on!" I was pretty happy and when we went in to work sure enough, he was on the other side of the road, heading west. The next day he was further west into that field and from then on I haven't seen him again. Happy travels little guy!
**if anyone has knowledge about these pointy little guys feel free to share** :)