Monday, October 30, 2006

Pic of the Day


I'm not entirely certain what this is -- guinea pig? -- but it's kind of cute.

16 comments:

Steve G said...

It looks like a baby porcupine. Cute.

Serena Joy said...

Baby porcupine was my first thought, too. But then, I've never seen one close up so I wasn't really sure. It sort of reminded me of the few guinea pigs I've seen, so I thought -- hmmmm. Whatever it is, it is cute, though.

Steve G said...

I did some research. It's a hedgehog.

Serena Joy said...

Thank you for that, Steve. I had no idea. So now we know what hedgehogs look like. Are they wild, or domesticated pets like hamsters and guinea pigs?

Steve G said...

Here in Germany they are wild. They eat worms small bugs and such. They are pretty slow and you see lots of them ran over on the roads. Had one that had a burrow in the back yard a few years ago. Don't know what happen to it. Probably got run over. Nice little things.

Steve G said...

Did you catch the fact that I used Sherry instead of serena on my last post?

Serena Joy said...

Aw, I hope your little hedgehog didn't get run over. I wish I had them living in my back yard; they really are cute. Alas, all I have are squirrels and birds and the occasional possum. Oh, and I guess there must be some groundhogs out there. I opened the front door one morning and a fat little groundhog turned tail and waddled his way down the steps.

Serena Joy said...

Did you catch the fact that I used Sherry instead of serena on my last post?

I noticed that, Steve. I'll answer to Serena, Sherry, or Ma'am. Oh, and Your Highness works sometimes. LOL.

Kanrei said...

I thought it was a porcupine

Liz said...

It looks like a hedgehog to me too. Do you not have hedgehogs in America?

We have a swimming pool and when we put the night cover on , we have to lean a piece of wood or foam or something to make a ramp onto the edge for hedgehogs. They're attracted by the water but once on the cover can drown if there's not an escape route.

I have a busy evening but will try to read the rest of your posts later.

I really like the clock on the side of your page. It helps to know what time it is where you are.

Liz said...

The Tale of Mrs Tiggy Winkle

http://etext.virginia.edu/etcbin/toccer-new2?id=PotWink.sgm&images=images/modeng&data=/texts/english/modeng/parsed&tag=public&part=1&division=div1

Serena Joy said...

It does, indeed, appear to be a hedgehog. I'm sure we probably have them here. I just don't believe I've ever seen one. Shoot, I'd never seen a chipmunk up close and personal 'til I rescued one several months ago.

I'm glad the clock is handy for you, Liz. I always like to know what time it is in other places where I'm communicating with someone. As best I can tell, it's about five hours later there than here.

Serena Joy said...

The Tale of Mrs Tiggy Winkle

Well, there you go, then. Hedgehogs rule!

RexZeitgiest said...

What ever it is, I bet it tastes good with bbq sauce!

Serena Joy said...

Rex, Rex... Why am I not surprised that you want to pour BBQ sauce on my wildlife? LOL.

Liz said...

Yes, that's right, Serena, we're excatly five hours ahead of you.