Burdock, however, was home, and greeted me eagerly on his doorstep. Also home was the second porcupine, sleeping in the back of the cave and paying us no heed.
|Dangerous Dan McGrew napping|
I always carry apples and acorns when I look for porcupines, a small honorarium for their services as teachers. I put some of these out for Dan, who wakes up and waddles over to eat an apple. Burdock eats biscuits.
|Dan eats an apple|
|Burdock (left) leans off my lap and greets Dan with a hum (friendly) and a squawk (not friendly).|
Dangerous Dan eats a few more acorns, and then retires to a lower level, a room with a view, and goes back to sleep.