Tuesday, November 13, 2007


One little thing I miss quite a lot about being in Britain, is seeing hedgehogs stumbling around at the side of the road. They are to me one of the most appealing creatures on earth. The not so little thing in the picture above is a hedgehog called George. He has been placed on a crash diet to try to reduce his weight from a very unhealthy 5 lbs down to a normal hedgehog weight of 1.5 lbs. The sanctuary that took him in are considering finding the worlds smalled treadmill for him :) Apparently he is so fat that the vets will need to do a tummy tuck to remove his excess skin, if his diet is successful. After what happened to Kanye Wests mother, I hope they can think of a better solution! Obesity in hedgehogs brings on the same kind of problems it does in humans, so staying prickly and porky is sadly not an option for George.

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