Have you ever come face-to-face with a porcupine? I certainly haven’t. In fact, I feel like the closest I’ve ever come to one was in the passenger seat of a taxi flying down a country road as the driver swerved to avoid one crossing the road. I’ve also had to take my family’s dogs to the vet after they got tangled up in a fight with one, but that’s about it. So naturally I had no idea they made any sound at all.
Thankfully, this video is out there to educate the masses. It turns out porcupines DO make sound, and it’s adorable!
It almost sounds like he’s talking at a few points. I mean, I guess I’m not surprised that THAT’s the sound they make, I just never expected to get a chance to hear it. It’s much like my reaction to hearing the sounds koalas make for the first time:
For more on koalas and their crazy sounds and habits, check out this post I wrote up on the topic.
What other animal sounds have surprised me? Well, this turtle who is really enjoying himself, for one:
And who could forget the screaming goats?
Alright, I think that’s enough internet for today.