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the greeting

By jadus      
The story - thursday morning i step into the back garden to discover the hedgehog wrapped head first in the camouflage netting covering my back door. After disentangling the poor thing i put it in a box and let it sleep. At tea time it tucked into several meals of cat food. At four am it was throwing itself round the box like a demented gerbil, so i put it back in the garden. of course, it had to be used as a model!

Jade

Tags: Black and white Close-up and macro Hedgehog Spikes Wildlife and nature

Voters: briantjjones, mrswoolybill, ddolfelin and 14 more


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26 Apr 2014 9:40AM
Nice mono treatment.

Brian J.
ddolfelin Plus
10 103 3 Wales
26 Apr 2014 9:45AM
More spikes!
Unusual mono.
mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.2k 2519 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2014 10:00AM
Natural defences!
Moira
jadus 10 1.2k 3 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2014 10:21AM
If i saw a human coming towards my neck with a pair of scissors as i did with this hedgehog i would get the spikes out!

Jade
26 Apr 2014 11:46AM
Look, I know this is probably a really stupid question, and I'll come across as hopelessly naive.... but why do you have camo netting covering your back door? ( apart from to confuse hedgehogs, that is ) Are you preparing for the Apocalypse?
SlowSong Plus
13 10.3k 30 England
26 Apr 2014 11:49AM

Quote:Look, I know this is probably a really stupid question, and I'll come across as hopelessly naive.... but why do you have camo netting covering your back door? ( apart from to confuse hedgehogs, that is ) Are you preparing for the Apocalypse?
Just what I was wondering. You have to give us an answer now Jade. Grin
jadus 10 1.2k 3 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2014 11:56AM
To put you out of your misery Alan and Chris; I have camouflage netting covering my back door because it reduces the heating bills Tongue, seriously though it is so I can set up the tripod and camera and take photos of garden birds. Fledglings falling helplessly from the bird feeder have given me endless hours of practice. It is in effect a bird hide with immediate access to the kettle and the biscuit tin. Hope that Helps!

jade
Nikonuser1 Plus
9 172 16 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2014 2:52PM
Nice mono image Jade, glad the hedgehog was fineSmile

Cliff
capto Plus
10 7.0k 31 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2014 6:16PM
A really 'sharp' image.WinkSmile

ivor
26 Apr 2014 8:31PM
If I didn't know better I would have thought it was a plant of some sort. Your last two shots have a really beautiful quality to them.
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