Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Any port in a storm

I don't usually post cute animal pictures, but this one, with the accompanying story is just too adorable:
Four tiny orpahned hedgehogs are snuggling up to the bristles of a cleaning brush - because they think it's their mother.

The four inch long creatures are being hand-reared by staff at the New Forest Otter, Owl and Wildlife Park in Ashurst, Hants.

Workers say Mary, Mungo, Midge and Slappy get comfort from playing with the centre's cleaning brush and enjoy rubbing against it.

The smells on the brush, which is used to sweep a yard, remind the hedgehogs of their natural habitat while the texture reminds them of their mother.

"Daft as a brush", is the caption. I think it's sweet that hedgehogs can take comfort from something so prosaic as a bristly brush.

(hat tip: Fuck You, Penguin)


Blogger The Bovina Bloviator said...

What a charming name your source has!

1:56 pm  
Blogger Dr. Mabuse said...

Yes, I know, it's a little embarrassing when it comes to giving due credit!

10:27 am  

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