The Porcupine is Canada’s second largest rodent (Beaver is the largest) and can reach weights up to 5.5 kg.
It is estimated that Porcupines have 30,000 quills and as quills fall out or are pulled out, they are replaced with new quills. The porcupine's coat consists of a soft, brown, woolly undercoat and coarse, long guard hairs. These guard hairs are brown at the base and white-tipped in the Eastern populations, whereas they may be yellow-tipped in the Western populations.
Owls are truly beautiful, graceful and mysterious beings. Their beauty somehow makes us forget that are true predators, feeding on small mammals, birds, reptiles, insects.
Most often elusive, it is an absolute thrill to see one, whether it is in flight, perched in a tree or hunting. There is something truly mesmerizing about owls.