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Dave Anderson, the smooth-talking host of NHPR’s “Something Wild” segments (who looks nothing like his voice – he has much more of the senior┬ábiker-dude vibe) has an interesting take on why there seem to be so many porcupines around today. He thinks the increase in coyotes has reduced prey for fishers, cutting into the population of that large member of the weasel family which is one of the main predators of porcupines.

Cue “Circle of Life

Here’s his piece – enjoy!

 

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