Let’s face it: Skiing is dangerous. Even in-bounds at ski resorts you can break bones, drown in treewells, or get blindsided by out-of-control pizza-pie flying newbies. But now we need to consider a new danger, porcupines, especially if you have a wooden leg.
There’s no telling if this unfortunate skier at Alta Ski Resort has a wooden leg, but this porcupine is sure going after it.
You thought it was only beavers, but porcupines are also voracious wood eaters. They particularly love the soft bark of aspen trees.
Next time you’re on the slopes, be aware of your surroundings. You never know what kind of wildlife is lurking in the forest with its eye on you.
Here’s another unfortunate encounter.