Unexpected Dinner Guest

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  1. Droopy

    Droopy Slug Slaughterer Plants Contributor

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    We had visitors on Saturday, and were fully prepared to feed the people. In the midst of this one of our cats came in, all agitated. When I went to check I realized it was only the Hedgehog Alert. Isn't this critter a cutie?



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    An extra dinner guest ( photo / image / picture from Droopy's Garden )




    After having checked it for ticks we fed it, something it seemed to enjoy:



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    Dinner is served ( photo / image / picture from Droopy's Garden )



    I really hope it went off and had some slugs for dessert.
     
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  3. Sjoerd

    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    Hahaha...what a `guest`. He doesn´t look excited or unhappy to be held--and he definately does not look to bashful to have a bite to eat.
     
  4. Netty

    Netty Chaotic Gardener Plants Contributor

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    Ahhh, what a little cutie! I'd love to find one of those in MY gardens...don't they like to eat slugs?
     
  5. Droopy

    Droopy Slug Slaughterer Plants Contributor

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    Sjoerd, our regular hedgehog visitors know the drill. They don't mind my handling them. I have to since I often have to remove them from my neighbour's sight. She doesn't like them much.

    Netty, they do! That's why I treat them to nice food and health care. I hope they will repay me by snacking on slugs afterwards. :D
     



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  6. eileen

    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Hedgehogs are fantastic aren't they? I love to find them wandering about in my garden munching their way through all the slimey slugs.
    I wonder if 'my' visitor from last year is still doing well? I wish I'd marked some of her spines with tippex now so that I could ID her if she returns.
    Great photograph Droopy. :-D
     
  7. gardengater

    gardengater Young Pine

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    Ahh, wish I had one.
     
  8. glendann

    glendann Official Garden Angel

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    He is a cutie.I wish I had a bunch of them if the like snails.
     
  9. Droopy

    Droopy Slug Slaughterer Plants Contributor

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    They were nearly gone around here a few years back, so we're happy for each and every one we see.
     
  10. Sherry8

    Sherry8 I Love Birds!

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    so cute....he looks relaxed in your arms.
     
  11. Droopy

    Droopy Slug Slaughterer Plants Contributor

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    If not relaxed, it sort of allowed itself to be handled. :D They are wild animals after all, but get used to a bit of TLC in time.
     
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    I have never seen a hedgehog before and I just have to say ... isn't that just the cutest thing, awwww! :stew2:
     

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