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.