Midcoast Wildlife Specialists
165 Duck Puddle Road
Nobleboro, Maine 04555

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Porcupines – The Prickly Ones

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More about Porcupines

MWS Know Their Porcupines

The North American Porcupine

The North American porcupine is the only species found in the United States and Canada.

 

Porcupines are found on every continent except Antarctica. Scientists group porcupines into two groups: Old World porcupines, which are found in Africa, Europe and Asia; and New World porcupines, which are found in North, Central, and South America.

The North American Porcupine Quill Length and Habitat

Old World porcupines, like the North American porcupine, have quills that can grow up to 20 inches (51 cm) long, though there are some exceptions.

 

Dens in tree branches or tangles of roots, rock crevices, brush or logs are the porcupine's home and often under your garage, porch or shed.

Diet and Offspring

Porcupines are herbivores. This means they eat mostly vegetation. Some porcupines love wood and eat a lot of bark and stems. They also eat nuts, tubers, seeds, grass, leaves, fruit and buds.

 

Female porcupines carry their young for a gestation period of 16 to 31 weeks, depending on species, and give birth to one to three babies at a time. Baby porcupines are called porcupettes.

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Midcoast Wildlife Specialists

165 Duck Puddle Road

Nobleboro, Maine 04555

Tel: 1-207-380-6652

Tel: 844-9-GOTBATS

Email:

Need Emergency Service 24/7?

There will be an emergency service charge of $100 before or after normal business hours (7 am to 7 pm). Mileage charges may also apply.

Inspections are free within 30 miles and a mileage fee for those over 30 miles away. Any costs will be deducted from exclusion costs if you decide to solve the problem with our services on the same day visit.