I went up to the wonderiffic place that is Denmark Farm to see Spike. Spike is a hedgehog that appears to have been abandoned by his Mother – I don’t think he was left in a basket, wrapped in swaddling clothes (Spike, not the basket), on the doorstep but he may have been. Given the correlation between stork migration and human births*, anything is possible.
Spike is amazingly friendly to humans, not rolling up into a spiky ball when handled. He is going off to overwinter at a sanctuary (a Hogspital, no less, whose website is http://colegelidyr.com/coleg-elidyrs-hedgehog-hotel/) before being returned to Denmark Farm in the spring, to start exploring the habitat he was born in.
All together now – ahhh…
* There isn’t one, not really.