Porcupines are colloquially known as "Nature's Gardeners", they are strict herbivores who aid woods and forests to grow healthily! Some people think they can shoot their quills, but rest assured they can't! Resembling, but not related to, the Echidna and Hedgehog, Porcupines are North America's second largest rodent after the American Beaver.
Porcupines don't have the best eye-sight and are very slow moving, their only defence is their characteristic quills, which they will slap any perceived threat with. The quills are barbed and have been known to bury themselves into animals that are attacked.
They are nocturnal and during the summer you will most likely find them snoozing in their favourite flavour of tree!