Species Profile: Porcupine

By Sawyer Hill (Westminster College)   The Perpetually Plodding Porcupine   This large rodent of the Erethizontidae Family, plods through forest, shrublands, and tundra so purposefully.   The “quill pig” also known as Erethizon dorsatum is covered in thousands of quills and then some.   The quills of these slow moving, near-sighted herbivores can be…