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Like hedgehogs and wood frogs, many beloved vehicles go into hibernation in the winter.
Of the hundreds of vehicles for sale at the moment, the Jeep Renegade may have the strongest resemblance to a woodlands critter—perhaps a hedgehog, or a bear cub.
Generally speaking, hedgehogs, ferrets, non-household birds, exotic animals, spiders and snakes are all banned.
Delta also recently expanded its list of animals that are barred from flying to include farm poultry, hedgehogs and anything with tusks.
Instead, German folklore said that if the hedgehog cast a shadow on Candlemas Day, winter would continue for six more weeks.
Delta won’t accept hedgehogs, possums known as sugar gliders, non-household birds and animals with tusks or hooves.
Newcomb and her boys decided the main character should be a hedgehog and should be part of a family.
Ringworm directly damages the hair shaft while in a case particular to hedgehogs, mites feed around the base of the spines, causing the follicle opening to widen so that the spines fall out.
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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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Definition of hedgehog for English Language Learners
: a small, brown animal of Europe, Asia, and Africa that has sharp spines on its back and that can roll itself up into a ball
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