Desert/Ethiopian Hedgehog

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The Desert hedgehog is the smallest member of the hedgehog family. Its most distinctive feature is its contrasting dark muzzle and white band across its face.

Unlike other species of hedgehog, if the desert hedgehog feels threatened, its muscles go tight and pull the outer layer of skin around its body, making its quills
stick out in all directions. It is said to be very difficult to catch a hedgehog due to this, and due to its long length quills.

Photo credit – Grace the Hedgehog

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