National Geographic : 1950 Aug
© National (eograplhic Society t Grab a Porky Barehanded? Absurd! Yet Alice Spencer Does It Often Here the author's wife feints at a western yellow haired porcupine to make it present its lashing tail in defense. Then, with a quick movement, she grasps the tail from beneath (lower left), folding the quills up ward. The prickly rodent tries to pull away, not bite. Kodachrones by )DonaldA. Spencer S Turning Its Back to the Foe Proved This Porcupine's Undoing After capturing the big fellow, the collector placed the wire cone with its point aimed at an escape tree. Porky, held by the tail, pulled toward the tree-and walked right into the cone's open end. Two sticks thrust through the wire will close the trap.