Porcupine drinking from a leaking pipe carrying maple sap water. New Hampshire, USA.
I was filming in New Hampshire, as the Spring arrived... This is when the sap inside the maple trees begins to flow. Traditionally a tap was hammered in and the liquid was collected in buckets, but today thousands of maples are connected by long blue pipes. They transport the sap downhill and into huge vats. Here its boiled over several days to concentrate the sugar, and produce maple syrup. This attracts the attention of a sweet toothed bandit. Porcupines have learned that all it takes is a little nip of the pipe to unleash a steady flow that they can lap up. #BBCEarth #EarthOnLocation #NewHampshire, USA #MapleSyrup #Maple #Sugar #Farming #Porcupine #Wildlife