European Hedgehog and Indian Crested Porcupine

Good Morning!

Today's images are both of spikey mammals
The first- a European hedgehog, Erinaceus europaeus, was taken at about 5:30 in the morning in a private garden in North Yorkshire.

 Picture 2 is a sleeping/sleepy Indian Crested Porcupine, Hystrix indica. Together, they make a beautiful example of convergent evolution and a rather endearing start to the day. So, Happy Friday. Next post will be on Monday morning.


  1. Awh!!!! Cute little pin cushions!

  2. Hi Victoria. Nice post. My friend has an African pygmy hedgehog as a pet. They are soooo cute.

  3. Thank you for your comments, Carmen and Arctic Foxx. Yes- pygmy hedgehogs are rather popular, Arctic Foxx- I have never seen one in the flesh, but the pictures are adorable.

  4. That porcupine is just such a darling. Sooooo cute. ❤❤


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