Squee Sunday: baby hedgehogs

November 19, 2017

I remember occasionally finding hedgehogs in our garden in Leeds when I was a kid. We generally used to give them bread and milk, although they eat insects, snails, frogs, toads, snakes, birds eggs, carrion, fruits, mushrooms, grass roots. I was with an Iranian friend when she saw one for the first time, and that’s when I realised how very odd they look if you’re not used to them. They’re related…

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Squee Monday: Baby bats

Baby bat ith its teddy bear.
October 29, 2017

Yes, I’m a day late. So shoot me. It’s been a very busy week. I find bats interesting but I never thought of them as cute until I saw pictures of baby bats. But of course, they’re baby mammals, and most baby mammals are cute. What with drinking milk and enjoying a cuddle. This one even has a teddy bear.

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Squee Sunday: Sugar gliders

Sugar gliders (Petaurus breviceps) are small nocturnal marsupials. They live in forests in Australia, Indonesia and New Guinea. As the name suggests, they like to glide. It’s a good way to get from one tree to another without exhausting your tiny self going all the way down to the ground and back up. It also avoids the predators on the way. Not to mention leaving them behind looking silly as…

October 22, 2017
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