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European hedgehog,Ouriço Cacheiro

Erinaceus europaeus


Brownish animal with the caracteristic spines,with white tips.


We found it in the out side of our back yard wall,that is a big vegetable garden of my farmer neighbor,a perfect place to live,in the point of vue of a hedgehog :-)


I make only two pictures,because i dont want to disturb him more.It's the first time i see one so close the house.

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Hema 10 months ago

superb spotting!! Isn't it so deliteful to find it in the backyard?

AntónioGinjaGinja 11 months ago

Thanks for the nomination Ashley
Thanks Mark,it was a good day,these guys only show up on places with good biodiversitywhat confirm my idea that the weet valley existent in my backs is ok

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 11 months ago

Great find Antonio.

AshleyT 11 months ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

AntónioGinjaGinja 12 months ago

Thanks Ava :-)

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 12 months ago


Real, Dume e Semelhe, Norte, Portugal

Lat: 41.56, Long: -8.45

Spotted on Aug 4, 2017
Submitted on Dec 16, 2017

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