Porcupine trapped to sell to bushmeat market.
Brush-tailed porcupine being sold on the side of the road as bushmeat.
Brush-tailed porcupine being sold on the side of the road as bushmeat. Probably the most common species seen on EG roadsides.
The African Brush-Tailed Porcupine (Atherurus africanus) is a species of rat-like Old World porcupine called "brush-tailed porcupines". The brush-tailed porcupines live in forests, usually at high elevations. They are nocturnal and during the day they sleep in caves and burrows. The brush-tailed porcupine is one of the biggest rodents in Africa, with a body length of 36.5–60 cm (14–24 in), discounting a tail of about 10–26 cm (4–10 in) and weigh as much as 2.9 kg...