It was not scared of my husband and he was able to get a couple good shots before it became totally bored and wandered back into the woods. I am only joking about the fact that a porcupine and hedgehog are related. The only thing they have in common is that they are both mammals – after that , they are from entirely different families. Believe it or not a porcupine is a rodent and a hedgehog is a member of the a subfamily called: erinaceinae. I know, you never really wanted to come to this blog and learn about porcupines!!
Another difference is that in the defense mode a porcupine with throw their quills and a hedgehog, on the other hand, will curl in a tight ball and retain their quills.
One last shot of the porcupine: