Rescued baby hedgehog isn't quite what it seems...


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4 Jun 2021
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Kudos to the people who rescued this wannabe hedgehog, for their good intentions. It's a cute, but facepalmy story and it's so short that I've quoted the whole thing here.

Click for full size picture. For some reason, it didn't eat any of the food...

A wildlife rescue that took in what was thought was a baby hedgehog found it was actually caring for a bobble from a hat.

It was brought to the Lower Moss Nature Reserve and Wildlife Hospital by a well-meaning rescuer last week.

On arrival they discovered the hoglet was in fact a "faux furry friend", a volunteer for the animal charity said.

"Our hearts melted", the volunteer at the rescue, based in Knutsford, Cheshire, added.

The rescue posted on social media a photo of the decorative ball, showing it nestled in a box beside a bowl of food.

"This adorable 'hoglet' still got all the love, complete with some cosy TLC", the charity tweeted.

"Sometimes, even the most heart-warming stories start with a hilarious twist!"

The charity, which offers educational trips for schools and other groups, looks after about 2,000 injured animals each year.

Please donate to this charity if you can.


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13 Apr 2022
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I just don't know what to say, except, I'm glad the bobble got good care. :)
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