Amaz­ing an­i­mals

World of Animals - - What’s Inside... -

A self-anoint­ing hedge­hog can some­times be mis­taken for a ra­bies vic­tim, foam­ing at the mouth, con­tort­ing and lick­ing its spines. In re­al­ity, this is com­mon be­hav­iour for a hedge­hog when it finds and chews some­thing with a strong smell, al­though no one’s sure why. It might mask their own scent, or it may give them a layer of toxic pro­tec­tion.

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