HERE’S something you don’t hear every day: a hedgehog is believed to have started a fire after electrocuting itself in a hotel in Nelson, NZ.
Local firefighters discovered the still-burning remains of the prickly animal under the Turf Hotel in the wee hours of Tue morning.
Stoke chief fire officer Tane Simpson told Stuff.co.nz that the large adult hedgehog had chewed through an electrical cable.
It took the firefighters nearly an hour to find the source of the problem after arriving to discover a “haze of smoke” in the building.
Fortunately for the hotel, no major damage was reported.