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Hedgehog Hedgehogs Self-Anointing

Hedgehogs Self-Anointing - Photo © Copyright 2002 - Janis Dean - Fylde Hedgehog Rescue Photo: Janis Dean

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One of the more unusual activities which a hedgehog performs is called 'self-anointing. The hedgehog produces a mass of frothy saliva, and then using its tongue, flicks it all over its back and sides.

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