Maple Snack

On a recent weekend adventure, we went to Jay Cooke State Park in northern Minnesota, just south of Duluth.

As we were walking along a hiking trail, we noticed what looked like a little bear cub in a maple tree.

Giddy with excitement (we love bears), we walked a bit closer (keeping alert for Momma Bear in case this really was a little black bear cub in a tree) and to our surprise, it was a porcupine!

Who knew that during spring time, porcupine’s climb trees to eat the maple leaves that are sweet in spring. They have a sweet tooth just like we do… actually they have orange teeth like rodents do since their teeth don’t stop growing.

Enjoy the photos of “Spike” the porcupine.

Eating Maple Leaves
A porcupine eating the leaves of a maple tree.
Yummy maple leaves
A porcupine eating the leaves of a maple tree.
Taking a break
A porcupine takes a quick break during its snack of maple tree leaves.
Porcupine
A porcupine climbing on a maple tree branch.
Porcupine Snack
A porcupine eating the leaves of a maple tree.
Climbing a Maple Tree
A porcupine climbing on a maple tree branch.
Climbing down
A porcupine climbing down a tree branch.

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