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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 22nd June, 2018)

On the prowl


On the prowl
Hedgehog on the prowl.

Photo: David Long  (iPhone)
Views: 2,038

Comment by: Veronica on 22nd June 2018 at 07:53

Such vulnerable creatures - always getting themselves in 'lumber and losing their way - ' especially when crossing the road! I see them many a time near where I live.

Comment by: kath on 22nd June 2018 at 08:21

we have hedgehogs walk into our garden from next door. Fascinating little animals. They like mealworms that all from the bird eeder

Comment by: DTease on 22nd June 2018 at 08:56

A little wandering nomad, only just awake
The contents of a pie that the gypsies used to bake.

Comment by: Philip G. on 22nd June 2018 at 09:44

I stood beside that forest glade, 'neath burly trees of green
And heard the sounds of nature told, once rustling-deer unseen.

The blackbird gave his fruity air - pervading treetop-oath
For him I'd wished a song to share; now patterned life for both.

The foxgloves tall, of easy pink, held dancing all-around
Then duly gave each priceless gift, those delves-of-worth, profound.

Yaffler, loud, had gone to ground, I knew those raucous yaps;
Their nestlings feed on insects found, through door-of-endless-raps.

When upon the homeward path - my orchid-search resigned,
I gently held the broom aside, then closed the gate, behind.

Comment by: Anne on 22nd June 2018 at 15:54

It's a very light coloured one, not seen one so light before. Were you up and about early Rev.?

Comment by: owdkewyed on 22nd June 2018 at 20:38

I thought they were flat.

Comment by: DTease on 22nd June 2018 at 21:44

The trouble with hedgehogs is that no one bothered to teach them to run. If only they cou!d run a little faster they wouldn't end up looking like a prickly tomato pizza at the side of the road.

Comment by: Veronica on 22nd June 2018 at 22:45

Yes they're very much like tortoises because they don't rush about much and that's why they end up flat! Makes you wonder if they are related! They are quite popular on Birthday cards too because they are so cute!
There's not much more you can say about them really.....

Comment by: Veronica on 22nd June 2018 at 23:09

Just in case ....only joking!

Comment by: Ken R on 23rd June 2018 at 16:54

Does anyone know what they taste like?. After being baked in clay for a while.

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