18 July 2009

We Tried...

...OR, I SHOULD say Kerri tried...to save the hedgehog she found in the street a couple of days ago. We're not sure what happened (hit by a car? abandoned by mother?) but Kerri brought it home and did her best to nurse it back to health. But after much consultation with the internet it became pretty clear that it was too late -- flies had already laid eggs all over the skin of the hedgehog and they were within hours they would begin to hatch, and that's bad news for the little creatures. Kerri tried to remove the eggs, but it was too late. By the next morning, despite the valient effort, the hedgehog had died.

I was the one put in charge of disposing the body.


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