Sep 2, 2011 7:41 PM
TUCSON - In today's "Desert Critters," George Carpenter, from the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, shared some facts and video of a spiny fellow - a desert porcupine.
George says that the North American Porcupine, a rodent, has up to 30,000 quills in its body - but it can't shoot them.
Some other facts:
--They like trees, and they like to eat plants
-- They mate in late summer/early fall. Males fight, dance and spray urine.
--Babies stay with mom for 6 months.
--Porcupines are very vocal
For more information on this unique animal, and to see it in action, check out the video above.