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Mon Nov 30, 2020, 10:42 AM

I have a porcupine who comes to the same

place in my yard at almost the same time every afternoon. This is a wide open area on my lawn where he/she seems to be searching for something. The porc stays there for about an hour and then rambles back into the woods. I don't think there's anything in that area of the yard that would attract him/her, like salt.

Does anybody have any ideas/thoughts about this?

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Reply I have a porcupine who comes to the same (Original post)
Raven Nov 2020 OP
Siwsan Nov 2020 #1
Raven Nov 2020 #3
Siwsan Nov 2020 #8
Lars39 Nov 2020 #2
Raven Nov 2020 #4
Lars39 Nov 2020 #13
Ohiogal Nov 2020 #5
Raven Nov 2020 #9
In_The_Wind Nov 2020 #6
Boxerfan Nov 2020 #7
Raven Nov 2020 #10
CrispyQ Nov 2020 #11
Raven Nov 2020 #12
Yavin4 Nov 2020 #14
Raven Nov 2020 #15
Donkees Nov 2020 #16

Response to Raven (Original post)

Mon Nov 30, 2020, 10:47 AM

1. Well, I'm a bit envious!

I got pretty geeked when I spotted raccoons and opossums on my back yard security camera. A porcupine would be an epic sighting.

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Response to Siwsan (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 30, 2020, 10:49 AM

3. Not so good for my dogs...one of them got quilled last week.

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Response to Raven (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 30, 2020, 11:11 AM

8. Awwwww.

I know I'm far too distant from and woodland for porcupines. I'd love to find some shed quills, though.

My niece just sent me a photo of a deer in her front yard. She lives in a very busy subdivision but is very close to a nature conserve. I've actually had deer in my yard, and I live right next to one of the biggest retail areas in the county. Nature just finds a way.

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Mon Nov 30, 2020, 10:49 AM

2. Are you cooking about that time?

Maybe he smells something he likes.

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Response to Lars39 (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 30, 2020, 10:50 AM

4. Nope.

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Response to Raven (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 30, 2020, 12:52 PM

13. Maybe it's a rendezvous spot

where he's had good luck before.

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Mon Nov 30, 2020, 10:51 AM

5. Do they eat grubs?

Maybe thatís his dinner time?

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #5)

Mon Nov 30, 2020, 11:12 AM

9. That may be it. They do eat grups for the fat.

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Mon Nov 30, 2020, 10:51 AM

6. Maybe it is searching for food.

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Mon Nov 30, 2020, 10:54 AM

7. If it is a new home/yard...

Maybe his home was there before. In my area they are gobbling up all the open space and many animals are displaced.

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Response to Boxerfan (Reply #7)

Mon Nov 30, 2020, 11:13 AM

10. No, it's 15 years old. I think it may be grubs.

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Response to Boxerfan (Reply #7)

Mon Nov 30, 2020, 11:15 AM

11. Since the forest fires in my area, we've had Stellar's Jays show up at our feeders.

I love seeing them but am sad about the circumstances.

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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #11)

Mon Nov 30, 2020, 12:45 PM

12. It's good that they have a place of refuge.

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Mon Nov 30, 2020, 12:56 PM

14. He's looking for his phone? n/t

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Response to Yavin4 (Reply #14)

Mon Nov 30, 2020, 01:24 PM

15. Damn! Why didn't I think of that!

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Mon Nov 30, 2020, 01:58 PM

16. They like clover, certain broad-leaf weeds (?)

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