Primary predators of porcupines include coyotes and bobcats who like their large body size and ample supply of meat. Some wolves and owls also hunt porcupines. Relative to other rodents, porcupines have a small number of... More » Pets & Animals Mammals Rodents

Fishers, which are commonly referred to as fisher cats, pose no real threat to humans. They are fairly solitary animals who avoid human contact whenever possible, living in dens and underground burrows. More » Pets & Animals Mammals

According to the University of Michigan, Department of Zoology, porcupines are generalist herbivores; their predators include lynx, bobcats, mountain lions, wolves, wolverines and great horned owls. These predators emplo... More » Pets & Animals Mammals Rodents
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