Quiz #96: Mammal

A friend of mine noticed this mammal hide-out in the center of a cluster of tree trunks just off trail at a local conservation property.  Given the clues present in the area, who would you say has spent time here?

Photo of Quiz #96: Mammal

Here's a closer look at some of the clues.

Photo of Quiz #96: Mammal

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This is the den of a North American Porcupine (Erethizon dorsatum).  The trunk on the left is hollow at the base and has scat spilling out into the center area.  Several quills are also visible.

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