January 06, 2010

Hedgehog Anointing

Watching a hedgehog anoint is one of the funniest things i have seen. Peggy looks crazed as she froths from her mouth and rolls her head back to lick her shoulder with the foamy mess. No one is quite sure why they do this. Most guess it is to take a scent and save it for later as a memory tool or to blend in with the smells around them. I find Peggy does it if I have something on my hands like food, soap residue or moisturizer. The video below is a hedgehog named Brillo. It is the best I have seen showing this goofy looking act:

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