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Friday, 5 August 2022

Pea the hedgehog ... a story to make you smile

Well, you can't say there isn't variety on this blog. Whether it be articles and studies about diabetes and living the low carb lifestyle, to a wide variety of recipe suggestions, and even washing tips - there is variety - and they do say 'variety is the spice of life'.

But how about this one?

Prickly Prickles to release Pea the hedgehog
A hedgehog who was rescued when it was almost the size of a thumb is set to be released. Chris Legg took Pea into her care in June this year, when it weighed just 18 grams. The founder of the Dorchester-based Prickly Prickles Hedgehog Rescue spent the first 10 days feeding Pea with a syringe every hour.

Mrs Legg had to feed Pea with a syringe

But the hedgehog now weighs 720 grams and Mrs Legg will release it by the end of the week.

Mrs Legg said she would miss Pea who is now two months old

Pea was found by Mrs Legg's niece at a farm. "As soon as I saw him I thought this is going to be a big challenge," Mrs Legg said. She has explained that hedgehogs as small as Pea are not unusual but are vulnerable, have "wafer-thin skin" and require a lot of care. "I just dedicated all my time to him and got him to where he is today," she said. "I feel pretty proud I got him through. He puts a huge smile on my face every day." But she has stressed that hedgehogs are not pets and need to be released. She is planning to soft release Pea in a pen in her garden before letting it go. Mrs Legg launched Prickly Prickles Hedgehog Rescue in 2019 and relies on donations.
Story and pictures from here and here

Have you ever rescued a hedgehog?
I've never rescued one but I do like seeing them in the garden

All the best Jan

40 comments:

Christine said...

Aww nice story.

Elephant's Child said...

That is a lovely story. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Lovely story.

Ami

Tom said...

...a critter that I've never seen!

J.P. Alexander said...

Lindo erizo espero que este bien. Te mando un beso.

Joyful said...

I've never seen a hedgehog much less rescued one. This is a lovely rescue story snd I hope Pea will do well out in the wild.

gluten Free A_Z Blog said...

Enjoyed your story... thanks

Angie's Recipes said...

Such a warming and beautiful story!

Margaret D said...

Oh how sweet and what a kind lady.

Fun60 said...

I have not seen a hedgehog in the wild for years and years. Such dedication to saving them needs more recognition.

Valerie-Jael said...

Great story! We rescued some hedgehogs back in the 1990s, and cared for them till they could go back nto the garden again. It was a lot of work, but worth it! Valerie

Jo said...

What a lovely story. It's nice to have some good news rather than all the doom and gloom that is the norm.

Aritha said...

Aaaah, I love this. This story could grow and grow. It could be a children's book.

eileeninmd said...

Lovely story, Pea the Hedgehog is cute.
Take care, enjoy your day!!

Martha said...

Oh, what a sweet story!

Jenn Jilks said...

I've never seen a hedgehog in person. Um, in the flesh?!
It is illegal, in Canada, to take in wild animals without a licence. Too many consider wild ones possible pets!
(ツ) from Jenn Jilks , ON, Canada!

R's Rue said...

Sweet

Debbie said...

ooooh what a sweet story. you can tell alot about a person by their love for animals!!

My name is Erika. said...

I wish we had hedgehogs here. They are adorable. And what a great story!!! Happy almost weekend to you both.

CJ Kennedy said...

Sweet story.

Anne (cornucopia) said...

What a cute animal.

kathyinozarks said...

Soooo sweet thank you for sharing this story
I have never seed a hedgehog

Sondra said...

Adorable.... I wish Pea a successful future...

happyone said...

How cute. No, I've never rescued one but have seen one.
No hedgehogs here in the US though.

Sue said...

Awwww this is so sweet! Have a lovely weekend Jan and Eddie xx

https://linsartyblobs.blogspot.com said...

That's nice. I've not seen an hedgehog in my garden for years.

Mary Kirkland said...

I don't see many hedgehogs around here but I have rescued rats, mice, bunnies and gerbils.

Jules said...

What a delightful story. I've just been into the garden to put food out for my prickly visitor. X

It's me said...

Owwwwww so sweet sweet story….love happy weekend Ria en Leaf πŸ€πŸ’—πŸΎπŸŒΊπŸ€πŸŒΈ

Carla from The River said...

Oh Jan, I love this story. Thank you so much for sharing. We do not have hedgehogs in Wisconsin. ;-)
Love, Carla

Linda said...

No, I never rescued a hedgehog. I hope this one will adapt to life in the wild.

Kay said...

Oh gosh... He is so cute. I don't think I've ever seen a hedgehog in the wild.

Iris Flavia said...

Very, very cute.

Conniecrafter said...

Oh that is so sweet, I didn't know you could release them back to the wild if they haven't been taught by their parents how to survive, that is great if they make it.
I know the feeling of feeding with a syringe we took in a kitty that was born under out deck and we had to do that for the first couple of weeks and then we were able to slowly introduce food. It reminded me of when you had a baby on your hands and so glad I can't go through that anymore.

Snowbird said...

Ahhh, such a wonderful story. xxx

Jeanie said...

I think it would be hard to release that one!

DMS said...

What a sweet story and an adorable hedgehog!
~Jess

William Kendall said...

Quite a lovely story.

Teresa said...

Me encantan los erizos, tuvimos uno en el jardΓ­n. Besos.

Crafty Green Poet said...

What a lovely story and such a cute hedgehog! I rarely see hedgehogs.