Missing Portland porcupine sculpture gets its own Twitter account

The physical steel-and-repurposed-nail sculpture of a porcupine is still missing from its spot on the Portland International Jetport campus, but it’s easy to find on social media.

As happens sometimes with interesting animals or inanimate objects — or in this case, a combination of the two — that are in the news, someone set up a witty Twitter account for the “Portland Porcupine.”

In case you missed it, Portland police announced Tuesday that the sculpture, part of a collection of 10 animal art pieces on the jetport property, had apparently been stolen at some point in late March or early April.

But on Twitter, @PWMPorcupine has quipped a range of explanations for his disappearance: