Hedgehog Too Fat For Log

dog pictures - hedgehog stuck in logYou ever get into a situation you can’t get out of?

For me it’s usually when I get my head stuck in the bag of cat food my parents leave out. I don’t know if it’s a law of nature, but my head just can’t be pulled from the bag. It’s like a vacuum, more Dyson than Dirt Devil, that magnetizes my head to the little pellets of goodness.

Of course there’s also the figurative situation that are difficult to get out of. Like the time I got between a rock and a hard place. More specifically, between the fence and the rock covering the hole. Oh, that’s not figurative is it?

Well, how about the time I ate my mother’s underwear. I suspect it was her only pair by the scream she let loose as I gulped down the pinkish-brown cloth. Is it just me or do others like to have the rubbery band cut from their underwears before eating them. It’s like a PB & J without the crust.

Back to my point: figuratively speaking, I was in hot water.

I’m not the only one who gets himself in trouble. It even happens to cute, little hedgehogs.

Vets have rescued a wild hedgehog after it got stuck in a log in Nottingham.

A member of the public took the animal to a surgery in Dunkirk on Monday, where it took staff 45 minutes to cut him free.

Vets used a chisel and a bone saw to free the hedgehog, while a table spoon was used to protect its head.

It made a full recovery and was released back to the area where it was found after being kept overnight at a Vets Now clinic.

‘Quite misshapen’

Dr Ava Firth, who was the senior vet on duty when the hedgehog was taken in on Monday, said: “I’ve never seen anything like this, I don’t think many have.

“He looked quite misshapen when we got him out.

“We made him a nest, gave him some cat food and water and the next morning he looked like a normal little hedgehog again.”

The British Hedgehog Preservation Society says the hedgehog population has been reduced by a quarter in the past decade.

The animals have suffered from a loss of natural habitat, pesticides, and a healthier badger population, it said.

Of course this story reminds me of the fat guy in Long Island that needed to be cut out of his house.

I think his named was Clifford.


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