Friday, July 25, 2008

Huffin and puffin

Strange nosies came from the garden last night... something rustling in the undegrowth... Actually it was not so strange, just the snorting, huffing and puffing, of a hedgehog. We shone a torch around from the balcony and managed to spot it. Quite a large adult sniffing around for food... slugs and the like. The hedgehog we have here is Eastern Hedgehog Erinaceus concolor (in the UK and west of Europe there is Western Hedgehog E. europaeus). They are very similar in appearance, though eastern has a pale throat and upper chest, western lacks this.

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