October 7, 2008

Hedgies are cuties!!!



I have always loved these spiny creatures... Can you see why?!!!!!






7 comments:

shannon said...

I saw my very first hedgie last night! Of course, I didn't know what the little critter on the ground was when I first saw it, but Natasha told me it was a hedgie. So cute!

Leesa said...

Hi Shannon...

They are sooo cute... Kinda like in Cali. how we have wild skunks, possums, and even racoons wondering around...
In Texas, they have armidillos, which are also TOTALLY cool, too!!!
Glad you had a chance to see one... I think they will be getting ready to hibernate as the weather gets colder...

Just FYI to anyone interested.. I got this info from Wikipedia::
Although traditionally classified in the now abandoned order Insectivora, hedgehogs are not exclusively insectivores but are almost omnivorous. Hedgehogs feed on insects, snails, frogs and toads, snakes, bird eggs, carrion, mushrooms, grass roots, berries, melons, and watermelons.

In fact, berries constitute a major part of an Afghan Hedgehog's diet in early spring after hibernation. The hedgehog is occasionally spotted after a rainstorm foraging for earthworms.

Although forest hedgehogs, most well-known to Europeans, are indeed mainly insectivores, this is not necessarily true for other species.

au soleil levant said...

Cutest things EVER! Ben said they have some in his yard sometimes, I hope I get to see one!

La Belette Rouge said...

OMG!! Leesa, this is the cutest thing I have seen since the mouse I had on my blog last week. Did you see it?? Soooo cute!!
You so need to make a hedgehog cupcake!:-)

debi_in_Hawaii said...

Oh L@@K at those tiny hands and feeties!!! And I'm glad for the mother's sake they're not born with spikeys! (shudders)

Animesh said...

cuteness!

Ron said...

Ok....I need one of these as a PET!!

The fifth one down looks like he's SINGING!!

la,la,la....

....I LOVE being a Hedgie!!!

Thanks for the cute post, Leesa!