Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Who's That Grunting Down in That Cave?

Be sure to turn up the volume on your computer, and you might hear little gruntings down in this cave.  I'm assuming it was a porcupine, since quills and porky scat were all around, and in snowy winter, we can trace porcupine tracks into this cave way up on a ridge overlooking Moreau Lake.

But I've never heard a porcupine make any sounds.  Um. . . .  Would a bear ever occupy a porcupine's cave?



The Cranky Crone, she lives alone! said...

I heard something clearing its throat! I felt a little nervous just hearing it, were you scared?

Ellen Rathbone said...

Porkies can make some very interesting sounds. Check out the recording at

Elizabeth said...

I tried posting this comment yesterday but for some reason it didn't go through.... Apparently porcupines can be quite talkative, or at least the one in this video is!

Woodswalker said...

Thanks, Ellen and Elizabeth, for the links to porcupine vocalizations. Now I know I had no reason to fear the occupant of that cave, since I could always outrun a porky if I had to, but I would not have wanted to disturb a sleepy bear.