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"Who could resist Claude the porcupine who napped on the sofa with his head under a pillow and narrowly missed suffocation when he was almost sat upon by a visitor of considerable bulk?" --The Backyard Zoo by Daniel Mannix, now in eBook $6.99 www.enetpress.com...
Prehensile-tailed Porcupine ~ are well adapted for life in the trees and rarely descend to the ground. They have compact bodies covered in short spines mixed with coarse hairs. They can be colorful, with shades of yellow, white and black. The quills can lay flat, or be erected if the porcupine is disturbed. Their head is small and their nose is round and bulbous and covered with short fine hair but no quills.