Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Scratch that itch, little hog!

Shortly before I took this picture, this hog was having one hell of a good scratch, first with one hind leg and then the other. I don't think people really appreciate how long a hedgehog's legs are, they just seem to scurry along as if on wheels, but beneath the "skirt" of skin and spines that surrounds their body they have reasonably long legs.

So, this poor hog probably has fleas, but contrary to popular belief not all hedgehogs are fleabags, no more than all cats or all dogs are.

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