From Alaska-The Last Frontier Postcard Book

Porcupine (erethizon dorsatum)  The porcupine’s 30,000 quills are the last line of defense.  They would rather climb trees and make strange sounds that fight. Porcupines are found throughout most of Alaska primarily in forested areas where they dine on plants and trees to satisfy their sweet tooth.  The quills of a porcupette (newborn porcupine) are soft during delivery and harden within a few hours of birth.

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