Sunday, May 14, 2006

Taiping Zoo (8) : Malayan Porcupine

Porcupine still in his dreamland..... sunbathing while zzzzzz (2 in 1)...

Porcupines attempting to escape? That's why they dig such a big hole on the wall?? Take note of the injured porcupine with the exposed flesh & missing quills ... (Lost in fight, I presume..) Don't worry, the quills will grow back later on.. so the porcupine won't remain botak or bald forever :P

Too frequent, we heard stories that porcupine shoot their enemies with their quills. But the truth is that ... when necessary, the porcupine will quickly turn his/her back with the quills facing the intruders. The quills might dislodge from the porcupine, leaving them behind in the intruder's skin. That's how the porcupine dislodge the quills, not by shooting :D

This is how their "Home Sweet Home" looks like from afar :) Hahhaa, I hope no one will associate these cute porcupines with porcupine meat or dishes. Oops... suddenly Porcupine Balls pop into my mind..

to be continued...

25 comments:

may said...

I wanna zzzzzz and sunbathe like the porcupine too... heheheh!

YD said...

haha.. chen and her animal delights! (both in zoo and on table)

Have been reading thru your Taiping Zoo sequel.. fantastic! love the mirror flamingo especially. *^_^*

carcar said...

one (2in1) package pls!

hahaha....sleeping + sunbathing!

LB is busy preparing his porcupine pie! wahaha...maybe today sunday, he would like to have some porcupine lormaikai!

*run first, later i kena piak*

Cheh, your zoo series have how many episode in total ah? no worries, don't get me wrong, i just love them so much! can't wait to see another reptile coming up, maybe snake?

hahaha...

Happy Mother's day..to your mother ♥

a^ben said...

hee hee the porcupine look so chao tah liaw still wanna tan` aiyoyo` maybe I shud give him free waxing and styling for his spikes? ahhahah!!! later momma bear go and show off her manicures, the porcupine jealous how??? later my ka chng kena poke.. hahahah~~

Happy mother's day chen~

LB said...

LOLOLOL!!! This carcar really cheeky *grin*... Mmm, but Porcupine Pie sounds good. Nice sound to it.. Even can use the quills at satay sticks or chopsticks!! Mmmmm.. yes, yes...

slurp! said...

there is a joke about porcupine floating around the internet ...
Does anyone know how a porcupine makes love?
Answer: very, veery, veeery... carefully! LOLz

Chen said...

may,
let me calculate what's the fee for that package :P Mmmm... since u r the first customer, FOC.. How about that? ;)

yd,
LOL regarding your comments on animal delights (both "in zoo" & "on table"). Thanks :)
More zoo series to come :D

carcar,
woh.. u are the second customer, after May ;) Give u 90% discount for that.. hehehhe...

LB preparing porcupine pie? woo...

no need to run lah.. just hide under the table can liao :P hahaha..

Btw, how many zoo series ah? Still many to come leh.. don't know how many in total lah.. cos I never go & count loh :P

Seems like your favourite animals are reptiles instead of mammals? ;)

Chen said...

carcar,
Auntie says thanks to u :)

ben,
aiyak, porcupine where got "chao tah" woh.. hitam manis only lah :P He sunbathes so that can become more hitam mah.. more hitam, then more manis loh.. aiyak, u dunno how to appreciate his "skin complexion" hahahhaha....

Free waxing & styling for his spikes? *ahem* He has numerous quills woh.. Jialak loh... the bill must be expensive.. are u sure u want to continue to sponsor that for him? :P

lb,
I'm sure u won't piak the cheeky carcar, right? ;)

Quills as satay stick or chopstick? *cough*
Good idea too...
spare some quills for me then :P
I can use it to poke at people I dislike :P

slurp,
Hahhaa, yeah.. very carefully. That's a good one :D In reality, Male porcupines use their urine to soften the females' quills before mating.

Dragon City said...

thanks for the porcupine fact....all the while i tot they will shoot.. = P

a^ben said...

wahahahah~ since when i say sponsor wor??? hahaha.. but what is he gonna repay me with hor?? hrms`

Chen said...

dragoncity,
hehe, we can learn interesting facts from reading blogs too :)

ben,
yeah also huh.. u didn't say u will sponsor.. U just mentioned u will "give him free waxing and styling for his spikes "..

I presume u will do the waxing & styling yourself then :P What benefit will u get ah? I presume the benefit is that " your ka chng won't kena poke loh" kekkeke

Carlotz said...

Hello, I love all your fotos here. great one!

Porcupine dish? that would be interesting! is there a porcupine dish, by the way?

I enjoyed my stay here and reading your posts. Take care and have a great week ahead.

Cynthia said...

i want sunbathing also!!! the weather has been cold~!

sbanboy said...

Porcupine so cute ...

Chen said...

carlotz,
Thanks for dropping by. Glad you enjoy the photo & your stay here.

So far I haven't come across any porcupine dish yet. But I presume that is available (until proven otherwise) :)

cynthia,
It's the other way round here.. The weather is hotttt... Sometimes I on both the air cond & fan
*sweating*

sbanboy,
The porcupines feel elated :D

Sharl612 said...

Porcupine quills can make toothpick ;)and also can be reusable.

carcar said...

i found out i written an alphabet wrongly just now, so it sound rude.
it is supposed to be :

Chen, your zoo series have how many episode in total ah? ...

sorry, the cheh sound coarse! i know u will not piak me :O

Chen said...

sharl,
Haha, that will be long reusable toothpick (long in term of length :D ).

carcar,
Haha, don't worry.. I won't piak u :D Cos I know u didnt mean it :P

Alicia said...

how come the porcupine's torns all go down wan? instead of standing up xD

Kristopher said...

cute porcupine...saw on TV3 once where the local go hunting for porcupine...so "kho lian" imagine sleeping, then kenak shot then become curry porcupine.... :)

Chen said...

alicia,
cos these porcupines are in the relaxed mode :P They will only raise up their quills when threatenend (piloerection reflex) ;)

kristopher,
so kesian one.. end up as porcupine curry :P Wonder what happened to their quills :P

Chuang Shyue Chou said...

I love the image of that tree. Heh.

Chen said...

Chuang sc,
the artistic tree :)

Chuang Shyue Chou said...

Well, I draw a lot of trees that's why.

Chen said...

chuang sc,
ic ic... There are quite a number of artistic trees in Malacca Zoo.. :D
U have any of your trees up in your blog? :)