Funny Hedgehog Pictures and Stories
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George weighed 2.2kg [4.8lb] when staff at the Wildlife Aid Centre in Leatherhead, Surrey, England, discovered him in a volunteer's garden. He was put on a high protein diet before starting a daily exercise regime, reports the BBC.
He now weighs 1.7kg [3.7lb] shedding 500g [1.1lb] on the strict diet. Becky Banning, General Manager at the Wildlife Aid Centre, said George had originally grown overweight due to eating high fat foods intended for birds. She added, 'Hedgehogs normally feed on whatever they find in the garden, so George was picking up peanuts and bread. Now he's on a strict food regime, so he's fed cat food once a day in the evening, and no bread. It's the hedgehog equivalent of the Atkins diet, and it's about keeping him away from the fat and giving him more protein.'
Staff at the Wildlife Aid Centre said the average adult hedgehog should weigh between 600 and 700g [1.3 and 1.5lbs] and they expect George to reach that weight in 4 to 5 months.
Here is a photographic comparison between an obese hedgehog and one of normal size.
You Couldn't Make It Up: Assault with a Prickly Weapon
It has come to our notice that a New Zealand man has been accused of assault with a prickly weapon: a hedgehog.
Police allege that a 27 year old male picked up the hedgehog and threw it at a 15-year-old boy in the North Island east coast town of Whakatane.
The youngster had a large red welt and several puncture marks, police commented, but he was not badly hurt. Sadly the hedgehog was dead when it appeared in court. We do not know whether he was alive when the assault took place.
Funny Animal Story for Children
When Harry Hedgehog was four months old and it was time for his first road safety lesson. In the middle of the night Mum and Dad Hedgehog took him to the nearby A27 between Portchester and Fareham.
'OK,' said Dad Hedgehog, 'you are to walk across the road as quickly as you can all the time looking out for headlights.'
'What do I do if I see headlights?' inquired the young Harry.
'You sit perfectly still in the middle of the lane,' instructed Dad Hedgehog, while Mum Hedgehog nodded wisely. 'That way the wheels pass by on either side of you.'
Dad and Mum Hedgehog demonstrated this several times then told Harry it was his turn.
Nervously Harry scurried across the road. As he reached the far lane bright lines came rushing towards him. Harry did exactly as he was told and froze in the middle of the lane.
There came a screeching of brakes and a dreadful squelching noise.
'Blast!' exclaimed Dad Hedgehog loudly, 'when was the last time you saw a Reliant Robin on this road.' (See picture right, note wheel arrangement).
Harry Hedgehog meets Basil Bear who's going to fishing in Langstone Harbour. Harry asks the Bear, 'Do you need firewood?'
Basil Bear answers, 'No, of course not, Harry.'
'Really?' demands Harry Hedgehog.
'Are you sure, Basil?'
'But maybe you still need............................'
So Harry Hedgehog goes away.
Later, Basil Bear returns home and............... all his firewood has been stolen.
Interesting Blond Hedgehog (And also an Albino)
A rare blond hedgehog enjoys some autumn sunshine at a rescue centre after being found at a West Midlands, England, care home. His light colouring makes him too vulnerable to predators to live in the wild Reports BBC online.
Will and Guy speculate whether this blond / pink hedgehog (above) is really the rare albino form (see below). Or just a normal hedgehog with a different coloured skin. Only 1 hedgehog in 12,000 is born with a mutant gene that results in no pigmentation.
Here is Another Batch of Interesting Hedgehog Facts and Trivia
A hedgehog has been treated in an animal hospital after getting drunk on fermenting apples in an orchard, Will and Guy have the latest on this funny hedgehog story. The animal was discovered lying on its back and squealing last week and was helped by local wildlife rescue expert Ann McCormack at "The Prickly Ball Hedgehog Hospital" in South Devon. No we have not made this up!
Ms McCormack said, 'They had placed it in a guinea pig cage and it kept going round in circles. The hedgehog kept falling over and was on its back with its legs up in the air for most of the time. It was legless. This is definitely the first drunk hedgehog I have found. The next morning I came in and turned the light on and she squealed really loudly. She obviously still had a big headache.'
The hedgehog, interestingly named Tipsy, will be fed up to a healthy weight of 600g before being released back into the wild in the spring.
Funny Hedgehog Story From The Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2009
This joke was voted for by a panel of nine experts who decided that: 'Hedgehogs. Why can't they just share the hedge?' was the funniest and it won the accolade for London comic Dan Antopolski, 36, who is known for his surreal stand up routines.
Nine comedy critics sifted through more than 3,600 minutes of material to find the winner of the "Dave Award for the Funniest Joke of the Fringe". With nearly 18% of votes, Mr. Antopolski took top spot and walked away with a trophy from TV channel Dave and a £1,000 cash prize.
The joke was taken originally from the Perrier Award-nominee's show "Silent But Deadly".
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