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We found this little toot in the garden today. I put out some cat food for it and it proceeded to munch it's way across the plate. Weighs in at 5oz and is only about 3 weeks old, too young to be away from it's mother. It also was infested with fly eggs (not a good sign). I carefully managed to remove the bulk of the eggs with a pair of tweazers. Thanks to the Hedgehog Helpine for all the helpful information.

Unfortunately the little "Toot" didn't make and died after a couple of day's.

Canon PowerShot Pro 1
1/100s f/3.2 at 12.5mm full exif

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Linda Mingay14-Jan-2006 21:25
aaahhhhh - so cute and such a pity he didn't make it. I had a similar experience once when I found a titch on Boxing Day - he didn't make it to the 27th
Sabine Stetson11-Aug-2005 04:17
what a rare and beautiful sorry that he did not survive...
thank you for helping out....blessings to you...
poochdad04-Aug-2005 09:29
sorry to hear he died - a sad story. i wonder what happened to his mum? :(
Rose Atkinson03-Aug-2005 20:11
Cute ! Poor little Hoglet - RIP.
Linda H01-Aug-2005 22:22
So tiny and cute!
Linda Buckell01-Aug-2005 22:16
Aw, he is so cute. What a lovely sharp picture!
SAL Photography01-Aug-2005 22:13
Ah...what a cute little thing glad you're taking care of him
Isabel Cutler01-Aug-2005 21:36
How adorable is this!
How he makes it and you have lots more pictures to post!
littleheifer01-Aug-2005 20:56
OH he is so cute! I wish you luck with the little toot.