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Portrait of a young hedgehog This little hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus) was just preparing for his hibernation when the kids ferreted him out in the garden, so before returning him to a quiet spot in the garden, I took the chance of taking this photo... Eulipotyphia,Europe,hedgehog,mammals Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

Portrait of a young hedgehog

This little hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus) was just preparing for his hibernation when the kids ferreted him out in the garden, so before returning him to a quiet spot in the garden, I took the chance of taking this photo...

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  1. Great shot! Thanks for sharing. Posted 7 years ago

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The European Hedgehog , Common hedgehog or just Hedgehog in the anglophone parts of Europe, is a hedgehog species found in northern and western Europe. It is about 20 to 30 cm in length. Adult mass typically ranges from 600 to up to 1,200 g ; occasionally, it may reach as much as 1,600 g. Males tend to be slightly longer and heavier than females.

The European Hedgehog lives in woodland, farmland and suburban areas. It is nocturnal, and if alarmed will roll itself into a.. more

Similar species: Hedgehogs And Moonrats
Species identified by gglaeser
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Uploaded Dec 12, 2011. Captured in Beekfeld 1, 31180 Giesen, Germany.
  • KODAK EASYSHARE ZD710 ZOOM DIGITAL CAMERA
  • f/2.8
  • 1/16s
  • ISO400
  • 6.3mm