Sunday, May 08, 2011

Hiding in the Grass

The Hedgehog

Out on a bike ride a few days ago, I noticed a movement by the side of the road. It was a hedgehog (or Igelkott in Swedish). It was busy trying not to be seen by anyone and especially not by nosy photographers. We locked eyes for a few seconds, and then I snapped a couple of photos before the hedgehog decided it was time to head off to safety.

17 comments:

Winchester Daily Photos said...

Well spotted!

Katie said...

That's completely adorable! Nicely done. :)

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Great capture of an elusive animal. I have seen a hedgehog in Germany, but never in the USA. Maybe we do not have them in the western hemisphere.

Jack said...

Nice shot, Steffe. It does make one wonder how hedgehogs get dates . . .

AB said...

Oh no! German: igel, kot

CaT said...

sounds romantic!
in dutch its an "egel", i always found hedgehog a weird word as its sooo totally different from the dutch.. :)

Birdman said...

Cool shot... love the 'hair'. Ha!

Jarart said...

What an adorable shot! I'm glad it waited long enough for you to get this shot. I have never seen one myself, only pictures.

Sharon said...

What a great capture! I don't think I've seen one up close before!

Margaret said...

These are so fascinating. We don't have these here.

Christina Klas said...

Oh my! What a cutie!! (A dangerous cutie)... I've never actually seen one of these before. Very nice.

Mo said...

So cute.

Karl said...

Nice!

Alan O'Riordan said...

Great job to get the hedgehog in focus and not the grass.

J Bar said...

Too cute. :)
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Paul said...

WDP said it, well spotted Steffe! Here in UK its was hedgehog awareness week a short while back. I have not seen one in a while though.

Craig (notes from the cape) said...

Ahh! found him, perhaps he will meet my penguin sometime