Porcupines

a photo of a porcupine
This porcupine (Erethizon dorsatum) is a member of the rodent family Erethizontidae- the New World porcupines, and is the only representative of this family in Rocky Mountain National Park.

Photo courtesy of Rocky Mountain National Park

 
a photo of a tree damaged by porcupines
This tree was damaged by porcupines eating the cambium (inner bark).

Photo courtesy of Rocky Mountain National Park

Last updated: March 31, 2012

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