The Crested Porcupine is blackish brown and white with a cloak of pointed quills. Many predators are seen with these quills in their flesh for long times after a failed attack on the Porcupine. They are very commonly sighted in the late nights in urban streets in escape from domestic dogs. They are known to be quite resilient to human presence and will gladly occupy a home garden by digging its own sleeping burrow. They feed on a wide range of plant matter from roots and tender leaves to fruits.