Today I went hiking in the rain at the Bangor City Forest and during the four miles didn't see another person. The mosquitoes were pretty bad but since I had a raincoat and bug netting the only exposed part of my body were my hands, which I had sprayed with bug spray.
I found a porcupine snacking on some plants near the side of a trail and spent around five minutes watching him from about 5 feet away before he realized that I was there.
Here is a trail map for today's hike.
|This porcupine spent several minutes eating before noticing me.|
|Here the porcupine is rubbing his eyes.|
|At one point he shook vigorously and then went back to eating.|
|Waterproof boots are essential in wet conditions.|