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hedgehogs (not a metaphor)

Post by melsbells » Mon Jun 13, 15:08 2016

I saw a hedgehog a few evenings ago. I had never seen one before and I was thrilled. I watched it scurrying around for about an hour. My inlaws handed me binoculars. I got to go outside and get really close to it. I probably could have touched it if I tried. My spouse's dad came out with a saucer of cream for it. A cat escaped the house and was also intrested, got close, and then got very scared. Dream=fulfilled.

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Post by rowan » Mon Jun 13, 16:58 2016

wait, like, a real live one out in the wild?
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Post by Sonic# » Mon Jun 13, 17:47 2016

I can't recall the last time I saw a hedgehog, and I don't think I've ever seen one in the wild. Wow!

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Post by octarineoboe » Mon Jun 13, 18:17 2016

A friend of mine in high school had a pet hedgehog. It was adorable!

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Post by Bork » Mon Jun 13, 18:52 2016

They live in the wild???? I mean, I guess I knew that. But I've never actually thought about it before, seeing a wild hedgehog.

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Post by iamthegate » Mon Jun 13, 22:44 2016

There user to be a hedgehog that returned to my parents garden regularly ^^ I've seen multiple real life hedgehogs, they're cool :D

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Post by antfancier » Tue Jun 14, 2:30 2016

I've only ever seen wild hedgehogs dead on the roadside. :kill:
But when our neighbors moved to the countryside, they worked with a hedgehog sanctuary to become a foster home for injured hedgehogs. They had one called Nelson which was blind in one eye so it couldn't return to the wild. It would self-anoint and leave trails of gross saliva everywhere (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self-an ... #Hedgehogs).

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Post by melsbells » Tue Jun 14, 14:48 2016

Yes, wild hedgehog and I suppose after learning what self-anointing is, I'm glad I didn't try to touch it. I'm beginning to realize that the inlaws were more excited about my excitement than the hedgehog. I hear they're glad they don't have vipers around (apparently you can't have both hedgehogs and vipers). I don't think they live in the Americas and it has been on my list of wild animals I want to see while living here. Next up :moose:

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Post by Nachos » Thu Jun 16, 5:32 2016

That's so cool!
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Post by Tweek » Fri Jun 17, 9:17 2016

I saw one walking across a road a month or so back. I've seen a few in the garden over the years but as they mainly come out at night I don't see them that often.
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Post by Eravial » Fri Jun 17, 14:32 2016

The only time I've seen a hedgehog in the wild was in Finland! It was like 2am and fairly light out and I was the only one awake to see it. I attempted to get a picture, but it came out pretty blurry. It was so cool though!

Also apparently hedgehogs are native to Europe, Africa, and Asia. The more you know.
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Post by Charli! » Sat Jun 18, 13:21 2016

This is Mrs Hedgehog, who lives in my garden:

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the other day she got tangled up in some poultry netting (I swear hedgehogs have like a heat-seeking capability to find all possible netting and get stuck in it), and had to go to the vets for some stitches. But she is home now, and has been released into the raspberry patch.

Hedgehogs are cool.

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Post by rowan » Tue Jun 21, 19:56 2016

EEEEEEEEEEE!
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Post by Bork » Wed Jun 22, 13:03 2016

THERE'S A HEDGEHOG LIVING IN YOUR GARDEN!!!!! THAT IS SO COOL!!
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Post by Nachos » Tue Jun 28, 3:11 2016

SO CUUUUUUTE!!!!
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Re: hedgehogs (not a metaphor)

Post by Nech » Tue Jun 28, 9:48 2016

Where there's smoke, there's fire. Just because you can't see it doesn't mean it doesn't exist. So just shut up, and bring some water.

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