Undertoad Friday Aug 19 08:51 AM
8/19/2005: Baby porcupines [updated: hedgehogs]
Ubergeek Friday Aug 19 09:18 AM
OUCH!!! Now that would make a kidney stone feel like a pleasent experience.
Queen of the Ryche Friday Aug 19 09:38 AM
Tribal Peirced Tattooed Guy: "Now that's a nice pair of earrings......"
Neurotica Friday Aug 19 11:38 AM
A part of me is laughing at myself for thinking they are cute. But, I can't resist miniature stuff!
Trilby Friday Aug 19 11:55 AM
They are so ugly that they're cute! Of course, this just makes me think of the IotD doggie who got spiked. I wonder how he's doing...
Elspode Friday Aug 19 03:47 PM
What a bunch of little pricks!
BigV Friday Aug 19 03:49 PM
Bullitt Friday Aug 19 03:56 PM
I don't know why, but those lil guys remind me of jalapeno poppers. They may be small, but they can still mess you up.
glatt Friday Aug 19 04:27 PM
Q: What's the difference between Porsches and porcupines?
A: With a porcupine, the pricks are on the outside.
xoxoxoBruce Friday Aug 19 05:36 PM
Nursing must be interesting for both parties.
gerstle Friday Aug 19 07:05 PM
the camera angle makes it look like that person has a ridiculously large and strong thumb at the base. Hm...
Clodfobble Friday Aug 19 08:45 PM
We called it "the drumstick" in orchestra (it was important in learning vibrato.)
richlevy Friday Aug 19 08:58 PM
They may be cute, but they remind me of these guys.
tulzscha Saturday Aug 20 01:20 PM
Those are baby hedgehogs, not porcupines.
Trilby Saturday Aug 20 01:29 PM
Oh, and hello. Welcome aboard!
xoxoxoBruce Saturday Aug 20 01:37 PM
Well, the hedgehogs outta the bag.
John Saturday Aug 20 02:15 PM
Undertoad Saturday Aug 20 02:32 PM
richlevy Saturday Aug 20 03:38 PM
tulzscha Saturday Aug 20 04:01 PM
RQuinn Sunday Aug 21 03:19 AM
For anyone wondering what a baby porcupine really looks like, there's pictures and information about one born earlier this year at
capnhowdy Sunday Aug 21 11:16 AM
(rap beat in background)...."can't touch this"..........
wolf Sunday Aug 21 03:21 PM
xoxoxoBruce Sunday Aug 21 03:28 PM
Damn, I never heard of a Prehensile-tailed Porcupine.
Katkeeper Sunday Aug 21 05:41 PM
I think the baby pocupine is really cute, even though I have a fondness for hedgehogs. From reading Alice in Wonderland, and wondering about these animals that were used in croquet games, and then hearing stories aobut them when living in England.
Leah Sunday Aug 21 07:24 PM
Wow how cute those two are. I hope these little guys aren't born with those prickles. How uncomfortable would that be giving birth to those? Be like passing razor blades. Ouch.
Wombat Sunday Aug 21 07:58 PM
xoxoxoBruce Sunday Aug 21 08:40 PM
That sounds like a position at the Vatican, Wombat.
wolf Sunday Aug 21 08:55 PM
Or from the Kama Sutra.
Bitman Monday Aug 22 11:51 AM
Oddly, Boing Boing has a similar picture with the same mistake.