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206. The Cutest Baby Hedgehog Ever

  • Posted July 25, 2010 by Ricardo in Animals. Viewed 6341 times

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Erinaceus europaeus aka European Hedgehog

I couldn't believe myself, when last night my aunt [photoblog.com] called me to I come fast with any camera, to see something. I was really wondering what it was…and when I saw what it was I could not even believe. It was a baby hedgehog there in my house backyard. It was so cute, and this was the first time I ever touched and ever seen a hedgehog live, without being dead. I mad sure he was fine, so I fed him with an apple from the little orchard my grandmother has near my house, and he liked it. I payed attention to make sure he wouldn't go to somewhere dangerous, and then there he went to his life, to somewhere else that we (I) will never know.
I wish I could stay with it, but this is a wild specie, and in my country it is ILLEGAL have this animals as pet. unless it is a pet specie, which is very similar to this one.
Isn't it a cutie??? he is so cute, so little, so …harmless… :)

I thought he could be kinda hungry…

He was ;) (bad picture because he moved too fast for the night more :/ )

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    • # Marsha

      Oh my gosh, Ricky....that is so awesome! So lucky you are to shoot this really cute creature....and you got great shots, too!!!

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    • # Christa

      Uma maravilha este ouriço. Também já me aconteceu uns anos atrás e ele ficou quase um mês conosco e depois desapareceu.

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    • # Mike

      Glad you let him go Ricky. I have to explain to my children when they catch turtles and frogs and lizards that they can keep them to study them for a day or two but afterward they must let them go. I ask if they would like to be kept prisoner in a jar or cage and they understand.

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    • # Moira

      Lovely and he took your offering of food that was exceptional in itself, lovely shots.

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    • # Gregg Maretka

      Really neat Ricky...I,ve never seen one before.....except for the video game "sonic hedgehog". :D
      Great photos.....:)~

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    • # Brenda Nelson

      He is adorable, Ricky! You got to have a magical moment with this wild little creature and share it with us! Really great images and great information!

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    • # Artbee

      Awwwww so cute! We don't have hedgehogs here in Ontario. Looks a bit like opossum with quills. Thanks for sharing this wonderful experience with us Ricky.

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    • # Jacki

      It's just adorable! I'm trying to get a sense of scale... is he about the size of your hand?? I've never seen one either. Thanks for sharing him!

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    • # Liz

      lovely set...how lucky of you to get so close..I have only ever seen adult ones in my garden before.

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    • # Lynda

      I like hedghogs - it was the 1st wild animal I ver saw when I was about 2 or 3 and lived under my garden shed. I used to feed it bread and milk but found out when I grew up that you shouldn't give them that but cat food instead!

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    • # Ray

      A real cutie! Your aunt did you a big favor! Nice nice :-))

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