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According to Lyons, scientists believe Janus cats contain irregularly high levels of a protein called sonic hedgehog (SHH).
Brits who spot hedgehogs in their yards eagerly share the news and photos with friends, and the animals are popular in children’s stories.
Amanda and Jessica Lewis of Seattle food truck Anchor End say that the bombastic peroxide hedgehog of the Food Network, Guy Fieri, is actually really nice.
Wolves, bats, deer, foxes, hedgehogs and squirrels have been found to carry the deadly disease which kills around 60,000 people across the world each year.
Stumbling across a bear or mountain lion while camping is one of our biggest fears—but a cute little hedgehog?
Nevertheless, emojis have provided a cheeky visual shorthand for such common experiences as laughing, vomiting and, with the latest update, the desire to reference a hedgehog in everyday conversation.
The company sells policies for goats, potbellied pigs, iguanas, opossums and even hedgehogs.
Thus was born Sonic, a speed demon hedgehog who embodies everything the ebullient Italian plumber isn't.
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There are 14 species of hedgehogs. All prefer animal food, such as insects, but will eat plant material. There are nine species of spiny hedgehogs. They have short, barbless spines on the back, a round body, small head, pointed face, and little or no tail, and range from 4 in (10 cm) to 17 in (44 cm) long. Spiny hedgehogs are native to Britain, North Africa, and Asia; one species was introduced into New Zealand. There are five species of hairy hedgehog; all are Asian. They have coarse guard hairs, but no spines and are extremely malodorous. The common hairy hedgehog may be 18 in (46 cm) long and have a 12-in (30 cm) tail.
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