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Porcupine "Peeking" Taxidermy Wall Mount - SW3063


Animal Mounts for Sale - Mounted Porcupine 

Porcupine Taxidermy Mounts for Sale
Just completed! Great-looking Porcupine taxidermy mount. This Porcupine shoulder mount is posed as if peeking out from a log. His front paws are positioned on the wood and claws are intact. He is nicely colored in tones of black and gray and the quills have a golden highlight to the tips. Facial detailing is accurate with a serious expression. The head is turned to the slight right. The natural habitat base is composed of weathered wood with moss accents. The quality of taxidermy on this mount is rated at "Excellent". This very unusual mount would make a great gift or a beautiful decor piece for the home, office or cabin.

Scientific Name: Erethizon dorsatum
Size: 17" tall x 16" wide x 11" deep.
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About the Porcupine- Erethizon dorsatum

The porcupine is the prickliest of rodents, though its Latin name means "quill pig." There are about two dozen porcupine species, and all boast a coat of needle-like quills to give predators a sharp reminder that this animal is no easy meal. Some quills, like those of Africa's crested porcupine, are nearly a foot long. Porcupines have soft hair, but on their back, sides, and tail it is usually mixed with sharp quills. These quills typically lie flat until a porcupine is threatened, then leap to attention as a persuasive deterrent. Porcupines cannot shoot them at predators as once thought, but the quills do detach easily when touched. The porcupines found in North and South America are good climbers and spend much of their time in trees. A single animal may have 30,000 or more quills. North American porcupines use their large front teeth to satisfy a healthy appetite for wood. They eat natural bark and stems and have been known to invade campgrounds and chew on canoe paddles. North American porcupines also eat fruit, leaves, and springtime buds. Other porcupine species live in Africa, Europe, and Asia. These animals usually live on the ground and can inhabit deserts, grasslands, and forests.