By T.J. Kastl, Gr. 3

On our way to school, we saw something in a tree. When we got closer, we saw it was a porcupine.

The word porcupine comes from the French. It means spiny pig. Porcupines have hollow needles…if they didn’t, it would feel like they were carrying a sack of potatoes around! Porcupines are slow moving and rather stupid. When it is afraid or excited, the quills stand up. It eats bark, twigs, buds, and leaves.