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Old 07-18-2005, 07:37 AM
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Late night visitors

WE could hear a funny noise in the garden and found this pair, (not to sure what they were doing and didn't ask ) so took there photo rather hastily, hopefully they will be back

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Old 07-18-2005, 01:32 PM
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beavers or porcupines? cant quite make them out.

nice job

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Old 07-18-2005, 02:10 PM
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hedgehogs

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not sure if you have them in your neck of the woods but they are hedgehogs if i get a better photo will post it

(Like baby porcupines)

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Old 07-18-2005, 04:07 PM
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Sometimes known as Urchins.
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Old 07-18-2005, 04:35 PM
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ah, ok... i think. not groundhogs, not beavers, and not true porcupines? mini-porcs?

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Old 07-18-2005, 06:17 PM
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Don't see many of them around here, but some of the local 4H kids raise them for their projects. Which leads me to a funny story.....

Was at the local farm and feed store, shooting Santa Claus and Pets. So in comes a family, 3 kids each with 2 of them critters, and Mom had 3 of them. So I get them all to sit down, holding their critters on their chests, then Santa stands behind them with his arm outstretched.

When we took the photo, we found out a couple of facts that are not really widely known. First of all, they are not very big, but they are mostly bladder. When the flash goes off, they empty said bladder in a very short period of time. It really smells BAD......

Santa was very glad he was not holding one of them. I have never seen that family with the hedge hogs come back for another photo with Santa.

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Old 07-18-2005, 10:10 PM
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lol.

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Old 07-19-2005, 12:52 AM
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They also have lots and lots of fleas, so apart from the prickles when you pick them up, you'll probably pick something else up as well. (OK I know hedgehog fleas aren't supposed to like human blood, but are you sure that they know that).

We regularly see one or two of them in the back garden. One of the dogs I used to have often brought them into the house, still rolled up in her mouth. Got so we had to check there were none about before we let the dogs out (she still managed to find them in the bushes though). The 2 dogs we have now don't seem to like them, so problem solved.
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Old 07-19-2005, 03:55 AM
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Hey very funny Mike will have to remember that if i need to "get" someone

And Gary "urchins " is a new one on me, you also forgot to mention that they are quite cute. They were also on the endangered list, not sure wether they still are,
Mind you i think this was mainly down to there bad road sense, and hedgehog flavored crisps ! ! ! !

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Old 07-19-2005, 01:49 PM
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Yeh, I forgot about the crisps, haven't seen them around in a long while.

I think Urchins is a West Country word for them (Cornwall, Devon) though some of the old gamekeepers round here call them it as well.

There may be a shortage of them elsewhere, but there's no shortage of them where I live, (see them most nights when walking the dogs) but have to agree their road sense leaves a great deal to be desired.
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