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Wednesday May 1, 2013

Thomson, MN (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: Near Thomson Dam by Thomson, Minnesota, USA

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9. minnesotamom
3:15 AM GMT on May 11, 2013
Gene~~laughing! I'd love to see you do it! When that little one was hanging around work one of the guys picked it up and held it. It only had a few small quills so he only had a couple stuck in his jacket. Here's a slide show I made of the little porcupine:

Duane~~right! :-)

Dave~~yup, they spend nearly all their life up in trees, eating bark and twigs. The little one that hung around at work used to come down and come hustling when I'd call cuz I gave it apples. It loved those! See above video.
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8. WurzelDave
6:50 PM GMT on May 10, 2013
I didn't know those guys could climb trees.
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7. RenoSoHill
4:54 AM GMT on May 10, 2013
Needs a "Do not touch the animal" sign
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6. Clabo
4:49 AM GMT on May 10, 2013
Awww!!! I wanna hug him!!!

(But I won't...)
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5. minnesotamom
9:48 PM GMT on May 07, 2013
Thanks so much, Peg and Mindi! We see them quite often around here, being there are so many trees everywhere. Even had that baby one come toddling into the yard at work a few years ago (I posted pics of it in here somewhere back in this gallery) and it hung around for a few months, even coming when I'd call. It loved apples and was always in a hurry to get it's apple treats. I posted a little series of photos of it on YouTube at this link:
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7:01 PM GMT on May 07, 2013
OMGROUNDHOG DAY KATHY!!! LUCKY YOU!!! What a very lucky and awesome find you have here!!!!!! I just love the little,,well,,big varmints!!! wish we had them down here,,but then again,,they would be meeting with too many vehicles if you know what I mean,,and I just hate to see that!!! Glad to see it must be warming up some up your way!! BEAUTIFUL weather day here,,even with some light clouds....yesterday too,,back to SPRING!!! :)
Very interesting series!!:)
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3. pegpics
4:26 PM GMT on May 07, 2013
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2. minnesotamom
3:21 PM GMT on May 07, 2013
I was walking around the dam area in the woods, trying to get a better view of the lake behind the dam and happened to see this one making it's way up this Poplar tree. There was a ton of tree branches in the way so it was really hard to find a spot to get a halfway decent photo of it. It climbed way up to where the trunk and branches were so slender the whole treetop was swaying around under it's weight. I just hope it didn't break off and send that poor Porky plunging to the ground, a good 60 feet or so below!
Thanks for looking and leaving a note, Eileen! :-)
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1. YouKnowWho
12:20 PM GMT on May 07, 2013
Neat find! I've never seen one in person.
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Hi! My name is Kathy and I live in northern Minnesota, USA, where the winter temps have dipped down to -60º below zero F. The summers used to be mild but in recent years have been up in the 90ºs---too hot for me. I love being able to travel the world from my office chair, through all your great photos! I've learned tons about photography and editing photos thanks to all the great people on here and their willingness to share tips. Thank you to all you Wunderfriends who take time to look and leave notes---I deeply appreciate it. :-)free hit countersCreate your own visitor map!

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