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Home Forums Hedgehog signs and sightings Light hedgehog with pink nose? Reply To: Light hedgehog with pink nose?

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Hi Melamberx

That is an interesting looking hedgehog! I don’t think they do get lighter when they get older. One or two hedgehogs which visit here have pale spines, but they have dark noses as normal. One of the hogs which returned from overwintering had pink patches on her nose, but not completely pink like the one in your photo and her spines aren’t as pale.

It looks to me like you might have one of the blonde ones, although in the book I have it describes them as white or yellowish – I have never seen one, so not sure. It is certainly quite different from anything I have seen here. Will be interested to hear what anyone else thinks.