Pals and followers say goodbye to Maine’s greatest porcupine ever  

FREEPORT, Maine — Pals, followers and acquaintances gathered on the Maine Beer Firm Monday evening to toast the reminiscence of the state’s most well-known quilled ambassador, Henry the porcupine.

Henry died in August at age 11 after a brief sickness and was Cape Neddick-based Heart for Wildlife’s most beloved animal ambassador. In his decade of labor for the wildlife rehabilitation group, he met and taught 1000’s of people about empathy, ecology and conservation.

Henry additionally did necessary work dispelling myths about his prickly brethren whereas delighting onlookers together with his pleasant disposition, contented chirps and enduring love of candy potatoes, which turned his substantial entrance enamel orange.