Everyone knows the porcupine joke. But sexual attraction and reproductive behaviors in the animal kingdom are initiated across a wide spectrum. But how does fertilisation occur? It involves some dancing and a rather appealing posterior!
Porcupines are well known for their pointy quills, which cover their backs, sides and tail to provide a natural protection against predators. But do these quills also make mating difficult for the large rodents? Just how do porcupines do it? Porcupines can be broadly divided into the Old World and New World varieties, which are quite different from each other in terms of ecology and social structure.
Porcupines are well-known for their long, sharp quills that warn just about everyone to keep their distance. The keratinous quills are modified hairs that grow back when shed and serve the important purpose of protecting these rodents from predators. However, with such a spiky physique, they would surely have some difficulty in the bedroom.