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Gingersnap
12-23-2010, 02:29 PM
Scrubbed up for Christmas: Spike, the orphaned hedgehog gets a festive make-over

By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 2:16 PM on 23rd December 2010

This is a baby hedgehog receiving a good old fashioned rub-a-dub after he was found wandering in a garden, unable to roll into a ball.

Named Spike, the tiny creature has to be scrubbed clean with a toothbrush because of his delicate skin.
Bath time: Spike, an eight-week-old hedgehog has a wash at the Secret World Wildlife Rescue Centre


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Bath time: Spike, an eight-week-old hedgehog has a wash at the Secret World Wildlife Rescue Centre

Rescue staff have been treating the youngster to a frothy bath for three weeks after the distressed hedgehog was discovered during daylight.

He was unable to curl up in a defensive ball and concerned locals took him to a vet in Somerset.

He was then transferred to the Secret World Wildlife Rescue Centre, in Highbridge.

Care manager Sarah Cowen, 44, said: 'He was having problems rolling into a ball because the skin on his belly was so sore.

More cute at the link.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1341069/Scrubbed-Christmas-Spike-orphaned-hedgehog-gets-festive-make-over.html#ixzz18xsFZQeC

Rockntractor
12-23-2010, 02:42 PM
Waiting for camera batteries to charge to show true cuteness.

linda22003
12-23-2010, 02:43 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HK0l2tqFDvM

Gingersnap
12-23-2010, 02:45 PM
Great. Now I want a couple. :mad:

Teddy Kennedy
12-23-2010, 02:46 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HK0l2tqFDvM

Hilarious.:D

linda22003
12-23-2010, 02:54 PM
Hilarious.:D

From the people who brought you the great internet classic, "Hamster on a Piano".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKoB8TPyHBo

megimoo
12-23-2010, 03:21 PM
More cute at the link.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1341069/Scrubbed-Christmas-Spike-orphaned-hedgehog-gets-festive-make-over.html#ixzz18xsFZQeCJust about the right size for a sandwich .