Sunday, May 17, 2020

The Caribou And Skittish Critters

The next diorama in the Mammal Gallery focuses on a group of caribou.

A display case features a familiar sight. Don't startle these critters.

Probably best to not let your big goofy dog have a run in with one of these either.


  1. Yes, one of the TV veterinarian shows sometimes has a dog that got close to a porcupine. Some dogs do it more than once!

  2. Caribou antlers are elegant and classy.

  3. Such beautiful and elegant animals, William !
    Happy Sunday !

  4. Hello,

    I would love to see the caribou in the wild. Another great exhibit. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day! Have a great new week ahead!

  5. ...I see plenty of skunks and porcupines, but never a caribou.

  6. Lovely critters. I haven't seen our skunk in ages. Porcupine was on the trailcam, though!

  7. Those dioramas are so well done, William. We went through the dog sprayed by a skunk experience once and I hope to never have a repeat!

  8. Hello William, very pertinent diorama of the caribou. Ewgh, the skunk shouldn't be startled. Porcupines are hunted and bred for their quills in South Africa, Be safe and keep well. Jo

  9. Three different ways of defence.

  10. Love the caribou...

    All the best Jan

  11. Caribou cross the roads in Newfoundland regularly.

  12. One of my dogs got sprayed by a skunk year ago and then came in to the house. That was the first time I ever smelled one and it wasn't pleasant.

  13. Striking elk! I love the small animals too

  14. @Linda: my grandparents had one that got too close to a porcupine, and learned its lesson.

    @Maywyn: they are indeed.

    @Karl: thank you!

    @Eileen: thanks!

    @Tom: me neither.

    @Jennifer: I've seen skunks recently.

    @RedPat: for very good reason.

    @Jo: thank you.

    @Red: definitely.

    @Jan: so do I.

    @Jeanie: I agree.

    @Marie: I can imagine.

    @Bill: absolutely not.

    @Cloudia: thank you!

  15. I remember long ago when one of our dogs met a skunk and came home to tell us all about it. :-)

  16. I'd like to see a caribou in the wild, too.

  17. The caribou are beautiful creatures William, so elegant.. the skunks smelly and the porcupine prickly 😉

  18. Beautiful caribou, love the squirrel and the porcupine ^_^

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