This half pint porcupine was just too funny. I was birding with Robby Lambert and heard a rustlin in the woods. This guy came trundling out and panicked when he saw me. So, he climbed the first thing that he could. An 8 foot pine tree! He got about half-way up before realizing that it was time to switch from “RUN!!” to “BLEND IN!”. I can just imagine this little guy thinking “I Am a Pine Tree… I am a pine treee…. I am a pine treeee”. So cute and so funny!!
In fact. I even wrote a short ballad about him:
Deep in his thoughts
Porky trundled along
As a human next to him
Listened for a bird song
When their eyes quickly met
Neither would or could forget
And one scrambled up a tree
As the other slang his OM-D
But alas! This tree is too short!
Thought Porky, I have no retort!
The human thought differently, this tree is just right!
Now, only if I had a bit better light
So they stood eye to eye
And then it was done
For the porky had transformed into a pine tree
And the human had had his fun