Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Wondering how this cute little hedgehog can be injured with 3 broken legs!

With three of his tiny legs swathed in bandages, Trifle the baby hedgehog appears to have got himself into a prickly situation.

The 10-week old male hedgehog has been rescued by a wildlife hospital after he was found injured in Ruislip, Middlesex, last Sunday with three injured legs.

He was taken to the St Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital in Bucks, where an X-ray revealed he had broken his front leg and fractured both his rear legs.

Staff at the hospital are baffled as to what happened to the tiny creature but one theory is that he fell off a wall, and failed to curl up into a ball to protect himself.

There is also a chance he was attacked by a dog.

Hospital founder Les Stocker said Trifle was being treated with antibiotics and having his dressings changed every second day.

He said his legs would take up to eight weeks to mend.

'We're not sure if he's going to keep all of his legs, but we're hoping he will,' he said.

He plans to keep Trifle at the hospital for about a year to ensure his recovery goes smoothly.

'He will be a nice big fat hedgehog by the time we release him.'

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