Charismatic Megafauna

I interrupt this survey of obscure insects in my yard to bring you… a porcupine chomping on apples.


About Charley Eiseman

I am a freelance naturalist, endlessly fascinated by the interconnections of all the living and nonliving things around me. I am the lead author of Tracks & Sign of Insects and Other Invertebrates (Stackpole Books, 2010), and continue to collect photographs and information on this subject. These days I am especially drawn to galls, leaf mines, and other plant-insect interactions.
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8 Responses to Charismatic Megafauna

  1. Judy Aschner says:

    I enjoy your leaf miner posts and am impressed with your tenacity to identify the esoteric microfauna in your yard. That being said, this post was the one that gave me the largest smile.
    Thanks for the time you post your observations.

  2. judy says:

    This made me laugh right out loud! THANKS for the best laugh I’ve had in a week or more! I know how close you and the porkies are, so this is a special treat!

  3. lifelessons says:

    Who knew that porcupines could climb trees, let alone hold apples in their paws? What a capture!!!

  4. cbcjwlr says:

    Thanks Charley! That is so cool!

  5. Joseph Shealy says:

    Mr. Eiseman,

    This is as entertaining as any YouTube video.

    Ray Gagne introduced me to your blog.

  6. I’m thinking I should stitch these images together into a video!


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