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First meeting

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    Hello everyone! I’m John, and I’m a newbie at this forum.

    I’d like to share my little story about my first meeting with a hedgehog.

    I was about 4 years old. My mom has taken me for a walk, as usual. We went to the park, and suddenly I saw a woman who was playing with a little unknown creature. This creature was on the grass, and she just smiled. We walked closer, and my mom asked this woman something (I don’t remember what exactly). I held out my hand to the hedgehog, and he suddenly bit me on the finger. I tried to drop it, but it hung on my finger. That woman somehow unhooked him, and my mother shook my bloodied finger with a handkerchief and led me home.

    This was our first meeting.

    Nevertheless, I love hedgehogs now and try to stay them safe.

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    Hi Liffet

    Welcome to the Forum!

    Sorry to hear that your first memory of a hog was one biting you! Glad to hear you haven’t held it against hedgehogs as a whole.

    Hedgehogs aren’t normally out in the daytime, so it may be that one was unwell and scared. Suddenly finding itself surrounded by enormous creatures (even a 4 year old boy must look pretty big to a hedgehog!) might have been fairly scary, especially if it wasn’t feeling well.

    Having said that, it’s always a good idea to remember that hedgehogs, despite looking really cute, are wild animals and best watched from a bit of a distance, not least to avoid interrupting their normal behaviour. They are fascinating to watch and hopefully your first memory will soon be joined by many happy hog watching moments.

    Good luck and happy hog watching.

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