Ralph The Silly Porcupine

Ralph The Porcupine
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Ralph is hilarious! If you ever visit Science North in Sudbury, Ontario he is the number one thing to see. Upon arriving to this huge above and underground complex You see right away that you're in for a treat. The complex is shaped like an enormous snowflake and goes beneath the ground in the remains of an old mine. Upon reaching one of the upper levels you will see Ralph, a porcupine saved from an area where his habitat had been threatened.

Ralph loves attention when we first saw him he was doing a little shuffle standing up like a person he was side stepping. I kept wondering if he was afraid or angry and that this was his reaction but became clear he was loving the attention from the kids watching him. He also occasionally pulled out a hard rubber ball he had and rolled it around his area. You almost wanted to reach out and pat his head. But of course you would probably end up with a hand full of quills.

At the center of his open area an actual tree grew out of the ground and stretched it's branches skyward toward the top of the complex. After a busy day taking in the many scientific sights we went back past his area and noticed he was missing. We were perplexed and asked a caretaker who pointed skyward. Ralph had climbed up the try and was relaxing his arms and body dangling between two trees almost looking very much like he was smiling.

We laughed and I had to take a picture of him to remember the moment. Perhaps one day we will return to Science North, possibly just to visit Ralph, he was one in a million and always makes us smile. Love you Ralph!

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writer20 4 years ago from Southern Nevada

Very good story about Raphie and he's so cute. Merry Christmas to you and your family and have a great New Year.


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terrektwo 4 years ago from North America Author

writer20 - Ralph the Porcupine is really a cute little guy and man can he dance. Thank you and Merry Christmas to you and your as well.


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Moon Lightened 4 years ago from Delhi, India

I love this story! It appears Ralph is quite a ham. Have a great holiday!


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

What a delightful story! Ralph's adorable. Have a great holiday. Ralph gets a tweet for sure.


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terrektwo 4 years ago from North America Author

Moon Lightened - he is quite silly for sure makes one smile :) Happy holidays to u as well!


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terrektwo 4 years ago from North America Author

Gypsy Rose Lee - Ralph appreciates the tweet :)


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breakfastpop 4 years ago

Love the story and I am really looking forward to reading more.


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terrektwo 4 years ago from North America Author

breakfastpop - glad your reading more to come!


Sueswan 4 years ago

Ralph is adorable. Loved this story.

Voted up up and away!

Best wishes for a Happy New Year.


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terrektwo 4 years ago from North America Author

Sueswan - thanks for voting up :) Happy New Year to you as well :)


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picklesandrufus 4 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

love the story and the photo!! Vote up!


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Au fait 4 years ago from North Texas

Agree with your other admirers, this story is delightful. Ralph would make a great central figure for a children's story. You should see if you could work with Science North to develop such a book that could be sold in their gift shop if there isn't one already. Just a thought . . .

Voting you UP and interesting!


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terrektwo 4 years ago from North America Author

picklesandrufus - lol, yep I knew the photo of Ralph in a tree would get a laugh from people for sure, thanks.


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terrektwo 4 years ago from North America Author

Au fait - that is a really great idea, thank you, I think I will make up a proposal :)

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