Surprised

We had a late night visitor… Ani was a little perplexed….

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I managed to convince her it wasn’t a ball and she couldn’t play with it and got her inside. When the hedgehog felt safe again and went off on its mission to rid my garden of slugs, I dangled out of the window with the camera…

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Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at scvincent.com and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email: findme@scvincent.com.
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47 Responses to Surprised

  1. Awww, I love hedgehogs. I held one once. They’re adorable!

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  2. davidprosser says:

    A brilliant picture Sue.Well caught. I don’t think Mrs Tiggywinkle was expecting that.
    xxx Massive Hugs xxx

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  3. Ani looks a bit cagey LOL

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  4. Oh that hedgehog looks so cute, although Ani doesn’t look too impressed with it! πŸ™‚

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  5. I love hedgehogs, we had one who would come every night for some food and water and I placed the dish and bowl in front of my mother’s lounge window which meant she could see it. Then one night we watched as our female fox who had her den nearby brought her cubs and they and the hedgehog shared dinner together peacefully. Great photo Sue…

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  6. Ani was very good to leave the hedgehog alone. Pearl has been known to pick them up, bring them indoors and attempt to bury them in her bed. Luckily we have Gower Bird Hospital just around the corner, and they have a hedgehog ward!

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    • Sue Vincent says:

      We have St Tiggywinkles close by… who often get the baby birds Ani tells me about. She’s very concerned about them…
      I think she was just shocked that the ‘ball’ had legs πŸ˜‰

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  7. jmgoyder says:

    I don’t think we have those here. Quite cute!

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  8. Very cute. Never actually seen one in person.

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  9. jenanita01 says:

    Reblogged this on Anita & Jaye Dawes and commented:
    Well dangled, Sue!

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  10. Victo Dolore says:

    How adorable!!!’

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  11. Kate Loveton says:

    One of my dogs went after a hedgehog. We grabbed him – silly boy. He also gets into barking / hissing matches with a possum.

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  12. noelleg44 says:

    Glad you got to Ani before she got to the hedgehog – I’m sure she thought it was a tennis ball with fur! What a cute little thing, and so useful in the garden.

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    • Sue Vincent says:

      She evidently did, Noelle… but were it not for the obvious distress it would have caused the little creature, I would have loved to have seen her reaction a little closer πŸ™‚ The hedgehog had a real turn of speed πŸ™‚

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  13. Great photograph! Hard to get pictures of these little, shy guys. Your English hedgehogs are just storybook cute. They look like illustrations of hedgehogs πŸ™‚

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  14. I bet Ani was surprised!! Great picture!

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  15. So CUTE! ANI was very nice to just observe! Thank you for sharing!

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  16. Eliza Waters says:

    Mrs. Tiggywinkle!! Great shots, Sue. πŸ™‚

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  17. That’s a cute and helpful little animal. We don’t have them in the U.S. I guess it’s the lack of hedges, and no one has introduced them there. πŸ™‚

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  18. denis1950 says:

    Great shot of Ani and hedgehog, what was the result? dog 1 Hedgehog 0

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  19. Susan Scott says:

    Great pic! At my husband’s country club there are signs on the road ‘make way for hedgehogs’. I get a thrill when I see them which is not often as I seldom go to the golf club, only for the occasional Sunday breakfast ..

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