All About Hedgehogs

  The other day we were out for a drive when mum pulled over and said “Look, there’s a baby hedgehog!” Sure enough, there was a hedgehog rooting through the leaves looking for food. Hedgehogs eat frogs, insects, worms, snails, mice, and grubs. Hedgehog is a strange name. Have you ever wondered why it is called that? Well, the name hedgehog started being used a long time ago in about 1450. The name came about because it can quite often be found rooting about under the ‘hedges’ and it has a nose like a pig, or hog – hence hedgehog. …

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