Thursday, May 17, 2007

The amazing albino hedgehog

This ghostly figure in the undergrowth is actually a rare albino hedgehog. The tiny animal is being cared for by Melanie James at the Bank Mill Nursery and Nature Reserve in Cumbria. Ms James, 31, said she was completely taken aback when her two African pygmy hedgehogs produced an albino baby. "I was totally surprised when he was born. Only one in ten thousand hedgehogs are born totally white with red eyes," she said.

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