Spike, Where Have You Been?

I have been looking everywhere for you! It’s like trying to find a needle in a haystack!

African Crested Porcupette born at Pueblo Zoo. Via boing boing.



  1. I wish Porkipines were more pettable,they seem like such sweet critters.

  2. Martha in Washington says:

    I totally agree with you, peg4x4! I would love to carry baby Spike around in my pocket!

  3. oh squee! At least the face look pettable.

  4. What a tiny cutie!

  5. kallisto73 says:

    Nice hair-do. Clearly a rebel!

  6. The petting would be fine as long as you don’t back up!

  7. I have only one word to say: Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww. 🙂

  8. want to tickle that cute little ear !

  9. Smartypants says:

    …and I love that a baby porcupine is a ‘porcupette’!

  10. I call my stout little dog a ‘plumpette’.

  11. At least we can bop that adorable nose.

    Somewhere Lady Gaga is squeeing.

  12. Oh, I would put on body armor just to give that baby (and that puppy-pine from the other video) a hug! So redonkulously cute!

  13. Porkys don’t have quills on their tummies. You know, FYI if you ever meet one and s/he rolls over for you.

  14. For what it’s worth, C.O. posted a video of somebody petting a porcupine last year: http://cuteoverload.com/2013/04/25/what-happens-when-you-pet-a-porcupine/ . Not sure that I’d want to *do* that, but the porcupine sure looks like it’s having fun.