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European Hedgehog

Erinaceus europaeus


Seen while it was crossing the street. It literally stopped the traffic!



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PedroNicolau 7 years ago

Thanks for the info and for sharing it, Karen!

KarenL 7 years ago

Fun fact! Hedgehogs are one of the few animals that successfully prey on venomous snakes. The hedgehog provokes the snake so that it strikes until it is injured and weakened by the hedgehog’s spines, and than delivers a bite to the snakes neck to kill it. Hedgehogs are extremely tolerant of snake venom due to the protein erinacin in their muscular system. Though this immunity is only partial and envenomation can prove fatal, it is believed that hedgehogs can survive many times the quantity of venom likely to kill a human.

The MnMs
The MnMs 7 years ago

Nice spiny butt! :-)

Nayeli 7 years ago

So cute!

Wow super spotting Pedro,second photo is so cute,congrats and thanks for sharing

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 7 years ago


RiekoS 7 years ago


MrJohn 7 years ago


Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 7 years ago

Super cute... Love it so much.. :)

PedroNicolau 7 years ago

Thanks, everyone!

Yes Sergio, you are right. Those places still exist!

Debbie Stewart
Debbie Stewart 7 years ago

These lovely little creatures are sadly fast disappearing from Britain so its a priviliged sighting if you see one here!

Filipa 7 years ago

'' Pedro Cacheiro'' ! Very nice lighting and, as always, great catch (:

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 7 years ago

Lindas fotos. It is good to know that there are civilized places where people stop for animals...

mendes.madalena 7 years ago

so cutee!

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 7 years ago

That second picture, with it's little foot, is so cute.

Wonderful !

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Spotted on Jun 1, 2013
Submitted on Jun 2, 2013

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