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 Post subject: Re: Porcupine
Unread postPosted: Sat May 01, 2010 3:40 pm 
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i'd rather get taken out by a porcupine then have sideburns like that dude :twisted:

Sideburns are for men, not those who are in touch with some non-existant 'feminine side'.

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 Post subject: Re: Porcupine
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Location: Heart, mind and soul on an early morning drive close to Satara, unfortunately the body is in CPT!
Spotted 4 porcupine quills on S126 in July, I wish they could tell a story though, one was pretty thick, probably about 7mm in diameter and bitten clean through....

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 Post subject: Re: Porcupine
Unread postPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 6:20 pm 
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Saw this chap on a sunset drive at Satara:

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 Post subject: Re: Porcupine
Unread postPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 8:56 pm 
Nice, Johan N! :dance:

An interesting thing to note is that while most pics obviously show the porcupine to be all erect with spikes blazing, etc. (understandably), in their relaxed state they are quite small and flat, so to speak!

(Except for the long quills on the neck area, which lay flat and seem to have a display purpose, and are pointless regarding defence, to excuse the pun! :D )


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 Post subject: Re: Porcupine
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I must have just missed this porcupine... :hmz:

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note the claw marks on road.

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Sheesh! Now that could be a story! :shock:

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You may have missed it but something else did not! Look at the quill in the grass just off the road, above the scratch mark - almost looks like blood!

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I wonder..... Could you get a flat tire from driving through that?? :wink:

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there were 2 porcupine kills all close to lion

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This guy was patrolling the fence in Addo

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We were very luck to see four Porcupines during November 2011, all on the H10.

It was a very rainy day and we came across to groups of two Porcupines each.

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