A mystery is solved

porcupine photoThis past weekend after a hike down along the creek my friends and family found some interesting animal scats.  What could it be? They were small smooth bullet sized pellets.  After a few google searches of animal scats the hypothesis was that it was porcupine scat.  Hmmmm…. we have not seen a porcupine yet.  So back down to the creek they went and this time returned to the cabin with some actual quills that they had found near what used to be a beaver home.  The hypothesis seemed to be correct.  They set up the camera for the night and lo and behold…the mystery was solved – it is at least one porcupine living by our pond!

It never ceases to amaze me how the land here keeps delivering mysteries to us that result in more appreciation for nature.  This past weekend we discovered our porcupine, saw a new bird species that we haven’t seen here before, and had two neighbour horses come running through our field in front of our cabin.  Fantastic.

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