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Snickers the Unprickly Porcupine

Snickers, an Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center porcupine who earned the nickname "Stinkers," definitely has a playful streak. He's also sort of a rock star in Alaska. AWCC staff depend on Snickers for more than careful snuggles; instead of trusting Punxsutawney Phil's take on whether or not spring has sprung, Alaskans wait fervently to see whether Snickers can spot his own shadow . See Snickers's prediction from earlier this year, and then watch this clip of him running circles in excitement: Related Posts: 5 Animals Who Can Count Bees Can Tell a Monet from a Picasso: Can You? Cute Animal Video of the Day: Blind Poodle's Seeing-Eye Dog is Her Sister...

We haven't heard from Teddy in a little while, and we were starting to think he packed up his snacks and headed up into the sunset and a life of reclaimed obscurity. But this weekend he popped up again to celebrate the lucky of the Irish with some good, old-fashioned corn mash. No, we don't mean whiskey, just our favorite porcupine's regular snack of choice: corn on the cob. OM NOM NOM NOM....

Teddy Bear visited us last week, using his snacking skills to predict the winner of yesterday's Super Bowl. And wouldn't you know it? The New York Giants won the game, just like Teddy Bear said they would (much to my chagrin, as I hail from New England and a dyed-in-the-wool Patriots fan). Fresh from his prognosticatory success, Teddy Bear is setting his focus on the next great holiday, Valentine's Day. Does Big T have a secret admirer? It's not us. Our admiration for Teddy isn't secret; it's public and well documented. But somebody sent the porcupiny paramour a heart-shaped box full of corn. Naturally, Teddy opted to wolf down all the corn in one sitting rather than try to make it last...

Punxsutawney Phil isn't the only prognosticating animal out there. Our porcupine friend Teddy Bear is finally back, and this time he's showing us that there's more to him than just epic snacking. This time around, Teddy is picking the big winner for this weekend's Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and the New York Giants. Who does Teddy think it's going to win? You'll have to watch the video above to find out. And of course you'll have to wait for Sunday to find out if he's right....

We're still waiting for Teddy Bear to show up and munch on something new, but in the meantime it's important for all of us to remember that there's more than one porcupine in the world! This is Irwin, and while he may not love snacking quite as much as Teddy, he does love to drink. Coffee, that is! Just like you and me, Irwin can't get his morning started without a steaming mug of that elixir. OK, that's not entirely true. Irwin doesn't actually drink coffee. Porcupines can't have coffee! (Wait... Can porcupines have coffee?) Shut up; that doesn't matter. What matters is that coffee mug. It matters to Irwin. It matters a lot!...

We haven't heard from Teddy the Porcupine since New Year's. We sure hope he's OK. Meanwhile, we've been jonesing for video of people's pets gruffling on snacks. Here's a worthy entry in that category. Look at the size of that beastly bunny! Look at how cute it is being held like a baby! Listen to it adorably smacking its little rabbit mouth on that banana! Can any of you readers translate what the people in the video are saying? We bet it's something along the lines of, "Dang! This rabbit is snackin'!"...