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Gingersnap
07-11-2008, 10:55 AM
Pictured: Smoothie the bald squirrel that has vets scratching their heads

By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 12:55 PM on 11th July 2008

The appearance of a completely bald squirrel has got staff at a wildlife centre scratching their heads in confusion.

Vets at St Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital in Aylesbury are trying to establish how and why the critter, who was found in Amersham, lost all his fur.

Bald squirrels are not that uncommon but the hair loss is usually because the animal is suffering from mange, an illness caused by mites.

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Naked: Smoothie the squirrel has baffled vets

Staff at St Tiggywinkles wildlife hospital are treating Smoothie to his favourite snack of pecan nuts while they wait for his test results

But vets at St Tiggywinkles, who have nicknamed their new patient Smoothie, have no idea why he is bald, apart from a few tufts of fur on his tail.

Probably this is some sort sign of the approaching Apocalypse.

Rats! (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1034357/Pictured-Smoothie-bald-squirrel-vets-scratching-heads.html)

Vepr
07-11-2008, 10:58 AM
Tree rat definitely fits for that critter.

LogansPapa
07-11-2008, 11:01 AM
Hey - get out the skillet and fry that thing up!:cool:

megimoo
07-11-2008, 11:03 AM
Probably this is some sort sign of the approaching Apocalypse.

Rats! (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1034357/Pictured-Smoothie-bald-squirrel-vets-scratching-heads.html)Stripper at the local tree rat strip joint !

LibraryLady
07-11-2008, 11:07 AM
He needs him some clothes!

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c12/dtharman/squirrel3.jpg

biccat
07-11-2008, 11:09 AM
St Tiggywinkles
This can't be a real place...

linda22003
07-11-2008, 11:11 AM
I have no idea how to imbed pix from "Cheezburger" so you'll just have to click on the link. Here's my contribution.

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asdf2231
07-11-2008, 11:12 AM
Pictured: Smoothie the bald squirrel that has vets scratching their heads

By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 12:55 PM on 11th July 2008

The appearance of a completely bald squirrel has got staff at a wildlife centre scratching their heads in confusion.

Vets at St Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital in Aylesbury are trying to establish how and why the critter, who was found in Amersham, lost all his fur.

Bald squirrels are not that uncommon but the hair loss is usually because the animal is suffering from mange, an illness caused by mites.

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The patron Saint of Elves and Stuffed Animals?

linda22003
07-11-2008, 11:13 AM
This can't be a real place...

It's named after a character in Beatrix Potter, Mrs. Tiggywinkle. I think she was a hedgehog.
http://www.lucys-pocket.com/images/option1/miss%20tiggy.jpg

linda22003
07-11-2008, 11:15 AM
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The patron Saint of Elves and Stuffed Animals?

Jeez, you people are all illiterate. :mad:

asdf2231
07-11-2008, 11:17 AM
Jeez, you people are all illiterate. :mad:


I'm sorry...

When exactly was Tiggywinkles the Hedgehog elevated to Sainthood?

I must have missed that one.

biccat
07-11-2008, 11:19 AM
Jeez, you people are all illiterate. :mad:

I am unaware of the Catholic Church bestowing sainthood on any hedgehogs.

Perhaps you would care to enlighten?

linda22003
07-11-2008, 11:21 AM
It's obviously (to some of us) a fun name based on the Potter character and the fact that many hospitals are named for saints.

megimoo
07-11-2008, 11:21 AM
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The patron Saint of Elves and Stuffed Animals?

St. Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital

Jaws the Hedgehog and Other Stories (St Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital)

http://hedgehoghollow.com/hedgehog_crisps.html

(St. Tiggywinkles is a hospital exclusively for hedgehogs, located in the English Midlands. Hapless hedgehogs are sent from all over, mostly through British Rail's overnight parcel service, which has a special rate for shipping injured hedgehogs.)

Hedgehog Crisps and St. Tiggywinkles
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Almost the entire contents of the page below came from a file I picked up while netsurfing at some point in the dim dark past. In other words I can't be sure where I got it from, but the original message was signd by Steph Mandell and was borrowed (?) from an article in the Wall Street Journal.
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Hedgehog mania has accounted for at least one business success story: Hedgehog Foods Ltd., one of Europe's biggest makers of organic potato chips, or crisps at the British call them. In 1981, Philip Lewis, a pub owners in Wales and devotee of hedgehog jokes, decided as a lark to produce "hedgehog flavored" crisps.

Sales boomed, but it didn't take long for angry hedgehog lovers to blow the whistle, fearing that the crisps were actually made from hedgehogs. In fact, they were flavored with pork fat.
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But then, in 1982, Britain's Office of Fair Trading hauled Mr. Lewis into court for false advertising. A settlement ultimately was reached under Mr. Lewis interviewing gypsies, who actually do eat baked hedgehog, ascertained what hedgehogs taste like and commissioned a flavorings firm to more or less duplicate the flavor. He changed the labels from "hedgehog flavored" to "hedgehog flavor," and all interest were satisfied.

Last year Hedgehog Foods had sales of $3.6 million and is now a major contributor to St. Tiggywinkles Hospital, plugging the hospital on every package. "Looking back, it was a bit gruesome, that flavor," Mr. Lewis concedes.

LibraryLady
07-11-2008, 11:22 AM
It's a lovely story


St. Tiggywinkle’s is a wildlife hospital situated in Haddenham, Buckinghamshire. It cares for ill and injured wild animals, 24 hours a day 365 days a year. It is best known for it’s care of hedgehogs; however it will help any injured wild animals, for example foxes, badgers and birds.

If you have under-fives you may have seen it featured in an episode of the BBC’s ‘Come Outside’. Auntie Mabel was invited into the hospital for a look round. Well, you can’t actually wander round the hospital (would you want people gawping at you if you were poorly?) but there is a lovely Visitor Centre which makes a interesting day out, where you can also gain an appreciation of the work done by the hospital.

The hospital has a number of animals which live permanently at the centre. These are ones which are too disabled to be released back into the wild. They are housed in a garden designed to be an ideal habitat for them. The garden is a lovely peaceful place to be, with water features, a huge pond for ducks, geese and herons and a lookout post towards the fields where deer are recuperating. There is also a children’s play area with climbing frames and swings, so the kids can let off some steam while parents have a sit down.

Indoors there is a museum of Hedgehog memorabilia – from kitsch to cool, historical to hysterical, if it has been named after a hedgehog or looks like a hedgehog it’s there! It is also possible to view the nurseries full of baby animals and see the day-to-day work of the hospital on CCTV.
http://www.eparenting.co.uk/days_out/tiggywinkles.shtml

http://www.sttiggywinkles.org.uk/

asdf2231
07-11-2008, 11:22 AM
Jeez, you people are all illiterate. :mad:

BTW, I KNEW the literary reference. It's the idiocy of the "Saint" thing I was laughing at.

What next? Saint Hammer detective agency?

megimoo
07-11-2008, 11:34 AM
BTW, I KNEW the literary reference. It's the idiocy of the "Saint" thing I was laughing at.

What next? Saint Hammer detective agency?There are over 10,000 named saints and beati from history, the Roman Martyology and Orthodox sources, but no definitive "head count".