This Porcupine was minding his own business when a young malamute decided to harass it. The porcupine took refuge in the crotch of a lodgepole pine and took a nap while the young dog barked at the tree trunk. Finally, the pup moved off and after awhile, the porcupine began to climb down the tree trunk. Suddenly, the malamute reappeared and jumped up at the descending porcupine which resulted in a "close encounter" with hooked quills in his paws!