Tuesday, 17 June 2008

ABC Wednesday - V is for...

The 'V'isitor with a 'V'oracious Appetite


Snapped this little chap, chomping on a snail (shell and everything!) behind one of our flowerpots. Quite odd to see a Hedgehog in the daytime so I had to take a few snaps of him. He didn't seem particularly phased by his new-found celebrity and happily chomped on some of our left over Sunday lunch.


(I say 'chap' - could be a 'chap-ess'!!)

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27 comments:

RuneE said...

Nice little fellow! Just three advices:
1. Don't give him milk - yhey can't handle it.
2. They may carry salmonella
3. Don't pat him...

mrsnesbitt said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!
We had some in our garden a few years ago....boy could they travel @ High speed!!!!!!

Oh and they carry fleas!

picturing said...

You have nice visitor :D

My ABC in here Thanks

Juliana RW said...

I can see he eat lots...LOL

Mine in here at My Imaginary site. Thanks

mylittlephotonook said...

Nice company you have got!He is very cute and your photos makes me happy!

Lana G! said...

Oh what a cutey!

reader Wil said...

Nice little fellow(ess)! Occasionally we have a hedgehog in our garden.

Kjerstis Hjørne said...

Very sweet little thing! Thanks for shareing.

Aileni said...

Apparently they love minced meat.RuneE is quite right about the molk, though.
Nice 'V'.

Kevin Heads said...

Hi Gary. I'm new to blogging have just posted my own blog this week. I had a knee op on Sat so needed something to do while i recover. I notice that you suffer with Crohns. My cousins daughter has this also and she is having a op later this month. So i wish you well stay positive the mind is a great healer. Your blogs are terrific how did you manage to get so many people looking at them? Your hedgehog is cute. I haven't seen one in years, however living near the canal in Selby however I am lucky that i do see Kingfishers, I also saw a Red Kite near the woods, they are really quite large and very majestic flyers. You take care now be well Kev

Kevin Heads said...

Hi Gary haks for visiting my blog and yes i would love to see a pic of a Kingfisher Cheers Kev

Petunia said...

So cute:)

Petunia's ABC

leslie said...

I don't think I've ever seen one in real life. But we have lots of raccoons and beavers here. I'd be careful not to go near it while it's eating, too, as it'll probably bite!

John said...

What a cutey!

ellen b said...

Ahh what a fun visitor. I'm glad you got some shots of him/her
Have a great week.

starnitesky said...

Nice visitor, can I borrow him to come and eat my snails - I have too many!

photowannabe said...

Looks a bit prickly and a bit too rat like for me. I guess i would actualy like to see him in real life though.
Excellent choice for V.

andrée said...

So that's why I don't see them — they are night visitors! That's handy that they eat snails. I love these guys, they are just so cute! Thank you for the terrific photos.

Granny Smith said...

Super cute! It makes me want to live in hedgehog country - which California isn't. I'm happy that you thought of a way to utilize V to display them.

Gary said...

Thanks everyone.

The hedgehog's spines are quite sharp, and they do carry lice and fleas but, wearing gloves, they can be handled and are actually quite tame (Just very shy / timid) I never knew they ate snails - so they are definitely welcome visitors. I know they like cat food so I put some out for him later that night.

Gary

babooshka said...

I have a night visitor who collects the bird food.Lovely image and a wasy with the v's.

Blue said...

He's so cute, despite his fleas.
I always think of Beatrix Potters Mrs Tiggywinkle
Lovely clear close up photo's too.

me ann my camera said...

A wonderful looking creature presnted with a variety of poses. An enjoyable V post!

Thank you for having visited mine.

AphotoAday said...

I've never seen a hedge-hog...   Interesting photos.

Neva said...

I have never seen a hedgehog in the wild ...ummm...in the not wild before! He/she sure looks cute!
A good V!
Mine is up here

Gary said...

I can't imagine trying to put a flea collar on him/her.

Katney said...

Some kids at school have one as a pet, but they are not native here.