Category Archives: Deer

Deer and the Porcupine

While checking some of my game cameras today, I found on one a wildlife confrontation that I have seen before: the standoff between a porcupine and a deer at a salt block.  The porky’s love salt–I find pictures of them wherever I put out a mineral block to attract deer to my cameras.  Of course the deer love salt too.  They both return often to my mineral blocks.  And when porcupines and deer meet at the salt block, the porky is always in charge.  The deer maintain a respectful distance until the porky has had his taste of salt and leaves.

There were several encounters between porcupines and deer at one particular location.  Here are some of the pictures from one of my game cameras located there to observe whatever shows up. – Tom Mortenson