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Posted on April 16, 2018 |
By Susan Shea



The Outside Story Porcupine.jpg
Illustration by Adelaide Tyrol

When I was growing up, my family rented a vacation home on a mountain in southern Vermont. One night our dogs barking awakened us. Soon we heard a persistent gnawing on the outside of the house. My Dad went to investigate. His flashlight beam revealed a large porcupine with black, beady eyes. My father scared it away, but it returned other nights.

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