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Porcupine up a tree. Archive Photo of the Day: <a href="http://wizenedeye.com">Judy Andrus Toporcer</a>
Porcupine up a tree. Archive Photo of the Day: Judy Andrus Toporcer

Natural Selections: Porcupines

Dr. Curt Stager tells co-host Martha Foley why and how porcupines climb trees--and why it can be a dangerous job. Plus, what to do when one lives under (and gnaws on) your porch. Get up close, but not too close, to porcupines.  Go to full article

Natural Selections: Porcupine Quills

While the porcupine quill is hollow, like a feather, and is made from the same material, it is actually a modified hair. African porcupines can weigh as much as 60 pounds and have quills as thick as soda straws. Martha Foley and Dr. Curt Stager talk about "prickly" matters.  Go to full article

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