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Cute Animal Videos of the Day: Snickers the Unprickly Porcupine

Cute Animal Videos of the Day: Snickers the Unprickly Porcupine

Snickers, an Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center porcupine who earned the nickname “Stinkers,” definitely has a playful streak. He’s also sort of a rock star in Alaska.

AWCC staff depend on Snickers for more than careful snuggles; instead of trusting Punxsutawney Phil’s take on whether or not spring has sprung, Alaskans wait fervently to see whether Snickers can spot his own shadow . See Snickers’s prediction from earlier this year, and then watch this clip of him running circles in excitement:

Just for the record, Snickers’s favorite food isn’t the candy bar he share a name with. He actually prefers corn on the cob:

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2:34PM PST on Jan 7, 2013

This has to be one of the cutest animal videos I've ever seen! Goes to show that NO animal should be treated inhumanely. If given the chance they'll show you just how much they deserve our loving and considerate attention!

10:53AM PST on Dec 17, 2012

thanks for sharing :)

2:48PM PST on Dec 13, 2012

Carolanne P writes: He's gorgeous. Where are his spikes? That looks like fur on him? Someone please educate me?

Those are definitely quills (not spikes, as you call them, LOL!). Notice that the handler who is petting him is wearing thick - and I mean THICK! - leather gloves. The quills are barbed at the end, and are difficult to impossible to remove from skin [see the picture of this poor pup who had the misfortune to tangle with a porcupine:
http://www.thepetcenter.com/article.aspx?id=3476 ]

Wiki has some good info about porcupines: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porcupine

6:21PM PST on Dec 10, 2012

SOOOOO cute!

6:26AM PST on Dec 10, 2012

He's gorgeous. Where are his spikes? That looks like fur on him? Someone please educate me?

5:09AM PST on Dec 9, 2012

Thank you Claire, for Sharing this!

3:33PM PST on Dec 8, 2012

MANY THANKS. Lifted my spirits

6:14AM PST on Dec 8, 2012

Cute

10:46PM PST on Dec 7, 2012

Snickers is so cute who would have thought you could have one as a Pet cool!

7:10PM PST on Dec 7, 2012

Too funny. He loves corn as much as I do!

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