September 28, 2008

French hedgehogs...






Every time I get home late at night... I like to look around the yard for hedgies! Well, last night I found one right away and luckily I had my camera handy! Soooo cute!

6 comments:

debi_in_Hawaii said...

That's cute! We don't have those kinds of critters here. All we got are stray cats LOL

Ron said...

OMG, Leesa...I just want to SCREAM, he's so cute!!!

Especially the fourth photo down!!

That sleeping little face!!!

I just want to SQUEEZE him.

GREAT shots too. And I can't believe they will let you get THAT close without running away!?

(they must feel what a "kind" soul you are)

Hey...I really LOVE your pink clogs!!

David said...

It's really big.
What kind of bugs do they eat in Antony to get so fat?

Ron, they don't really run away because they don't really have any predators (foxes know how to get them, but foxes have become so rare these days)

Leesa said...

Debs--- In LA/SAN DIEGO-- we had possums, racoons, skunks... In France, we have these cute hedgies!!

Hi Ron-- Thanks!! I have to say, this little guy was actually "frozen." I think there natural instincts makes them kinda "play dead." He didn't move and I nudged him a little with my foot... I have picked one up before here.. the first one I ever saw here... He was HUGE!!! I didn't pick this one up, didn't want to freak him out.. I think he was already stressed by the camera flashes... I noticed here they don't roll up in a ball right away.. My pet hedgie used to make a hissing sound- "warning" and roll up in a ball... Maybe that's just when you pick them up, though.. SOOOOO CUTE!!! I had a African pygmy hedgie for a pet for almost 5 years in San Diego...

David- He wasn't really too big.. I've seen bigger.. Plus, the European variety is much bigger than the African pygmy type... Don't know what kind of grubs they are eating here in Antony!!

Animesh said...

So cute!
I should come by some evening to your place just to see this miracle :) [and to eat some of the wonderful foods that you create]

wcs said...

We've only seen one in our yard in five years, and we live in the country! But there are cats around, and foxes, too. Not to mention the dog...

I have seen them flattened on the road, the poor things. No match for cars.