These strange and charming baby porcupines – otherwise known as porcupettes – have course hair, which will eventually harden into their characteristic quills. They were photographed in Montana, USA, by wildlife photographer James Hager.

Baby porcupine (Erethizon dorsatum) sitting on a weathered elk antler, in captivity, Bozeman, Montana, United States of America
Baby porcupine sitting on a weathered elk antler, in captivity, Bozeman, Montana, United States of America
Porcupine mother and baby, in captivity, Sandstone, Minnesota, United States of America
Porcupine mother and baby, in captivity, Sandstone, Minnesota, United States of America
A captive baby porcupine, Animals of Montana, Bozeman, Montana, United States of America
A captive baby porcupine, Animals of Montana, Bozeman, Montana, United States of America

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