Tuesday, 26 January 2010


Being an albino hedgehog is a collosal bummer. For beginners, you're a standout freak, the unlucky one in 10,000. It goes without saying that you get relentlessly teased at school. Young hedgehogs can be so mean.
But the worst bit is that avoiding predators is just that much harder when you positively glow in the dark.
Unsurprisingly, a huge majority of albino hedgehogs get real low. Some do drugs. Some self-harm. But all of them eat way too much.
Take heffalump Snowball. He's an albino hedgehog. And guess what? He's three times the size (1.5 kilograms) of a regular Joe hedgehog. This unfortunate dude is so fat humans have had to intervene on his behalf. He now lives in St Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital in Buckinghamshire. He is only allowed to eat diet kitten biscuits and he has to work out all day long at Tiggywinkles' purpuse built hogjog4life gym.

Photo credit: Jeff Moore

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