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Porcupine in bush

Porcupine Predators

A number of larger predators like coyotes, great horned owls and bobcats will take an occasional porcupine, but these predators have little impact on porcupine numbers. Fisher, however, are effective predators of porcupines and can control porcupine populations in areas where they both live. Fisher will repeatedly attack a porcupine’s head to kill it which helps them avoid the quills. They then eat from the head, throat and underbelly of the porcupine.