I feel prickly today
Like a porcupine
Don’t worry I won’t bite
I’m not really mean
I’m just drawn that way

Written for the Living Poetry Monday Prompt

Meet Teddy Bear the “Talking” Porcupine.

He lives in Zooniversity, a wildlife-rescue and animal-education center in Dallas, He’s known for his squeaky mumblings that sometimes sound a bit like words. In the wild, porcupines aren’t so talkative. Porcupines are solitary creatures, so there’s not really anyone for them to chat with. A mother and her young is considered a family group called a prickle. Baby porcupines are called porcupettes.


25 thoughts on “Porcupine

  1. 💜 The Ascension Assist Agents ARE Here to Help EveryOne; sometimes, like ALL Humans, we get “prickly” just like “porcupines” EveryBody


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    1. Thank you Pat. And actually they do shed quills periodically. There is a myth that they throw them at predators but that’s not true. They just raise them to look fierce.
      Too bad I can’t visit Teddy Bear in Texas to get one of his castoff quills.

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