Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Animal Wednesday - baby spikey

Isn't this the cutest little fella? Don't you just want to pick him up and smooth down those spikey quills?

What is it about baby animals that makes us go "awwhhhh"? is it the chubby belly? The sleepy face?

The photography is from this site - lovely animal photos.

Have a happy Animal Wednesday


Lisa at Greenbow said...

Cute little fellow. HAW.

sukipoet said...

never seen a baby porcupine before. hmm. wonder if the quills are sharp.

Michele said...

I do love most any baby animal. The are so small and cute and cuddly.

Teri C said...

Aw, what a cutie!!! I DO want to give her a hug...but I won't.

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

I too wonder if the babies have sharp quills. Cute little guy.

Robin said...

Too sweet (and spikey) for words! Hmm....wonder if those quills are as sharp as his parents?

What a great baby animal site, Mim!


♥ Robin ♥

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

Funny, even while thinking 'Ouch' I was thinking 'Awww' too. Thanks for including the link, it was fun to look at her work

Annie said...

Oh Mim he is beyond wonderful, thank you for this. Made my day.xoxo

Lynn said...

In Hebrew there is a word I like "miskin" it sort of means poor thing. It was the first word that came to mind when I saw this poor little thing. ;-)

kj said...

the first thing i wondered was how do baby and Mother snuggle?

i have never never ever ever met a baby of any kind or species i did not love immediately. how in the world do we and our leaders and our nations lose sight of that?

tsup! mim

studio lolo said...

Gosh I love him!

I'm familiar with her work. Amazing studio shots. I don't know how she does it.

Oooh, maybe I'll make a paper clay one!


Lori ann said...

Oh so sweet! I would love to see one this small. We did see a mama and baby once in Africa, but it was dark (their nocturnal)and they were running quickly away!

I'm not sure about all porcupines but the African ones do have sharp quills soon after birth. They can cuddle because their quills lay flat.

I have 2 quills, found on trips to Africa. One was picked up by my husband in a dirt road. we saw a baby baboon playing with it and we waited for it to drop. When it did, chuck jumped out of our land rover and got it for me. Then on our last trip, I was really hoping to find another one. I told one of our guides when he asked what I'd like to find. But we never did. On our last day when he was driving us to the airstrip, there lying on the seat was a beautiful quill!

They measure between 10 1/2" and 14" long and are very sharp on both ends. I love them!

marianne said...

Cute and also those other pictures!

AtelierBrigitte said...

I've seen this site before, but they are sooo cute, that I've watched them all over again. I think I am melting here behind my desk.