OMG! Teddy Bear the Talking Porcupine Visited the Observer and It Was Magical. (Video)

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Earlier this month, Unfair Park's Eric Nicholson broke news that internet celebrity, Teddy Bear the talking porcupine is a Dallasite.

We're only human, so after learning distance wasn't a barrier we sent Ted a formal invitation to visit our home office. We etched the address into a sweet potato, couriered the thing over to his Zooniversity bachelor pad and waited.


We learned a lot about Teddy Bear, porcupines and friendship that day. We also discovered that Ted's natural musky odor and prickly undercoat proved a fitting match for an office of jaded, over-caffeinated, under-bathed writers, so we had him sign a freelance contract. He's our new outdoors correspondent and Dallas Observer spirit animal.

Video intern Sarah Passon captured the experience in video. Let us all take a moment and give thanks for large talking rodents.

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