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Old 07-28-2010, 06:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just wanted to post this because I am completely baffled... Who would leave their hedgehog ALONE outside, even in a "Cage"?! ALSO, I know there are several other members on this forum from NJ, if you are anywhere near, keep an eye out please!

I hope they find him though. It's awful!

http://southjersey.craigslist.org/laf/1865660266.html
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Old 07-28-2010, 06:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Any chance it's a European? It looks big. I can't imagine one of ours surviving very long outside. Not that it makes it any better that they lost it... poor guy.
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That's not generally what a European hedgehog looks like I think. Plus the post is in NJ.

This is a European hedgehog:
http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=htt ... _europaeus).jpg&imgrefurl=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:European_hedgehog_(Erinaceus_europaeus).jpg&h =2304&w=3456&sz=3602&tbnid=X-zE5jAMoSALJM:&tbnh=100&tbnw=150&prev=/images%3Fq%3DEuropean%2BHEdgehog&hl=en&usg=__DlZNo IFyr_lXmoEv3lXCMsSUMpA=&sa=X&ei=9rFQTKTwN4T6lwfe0-i7CQ&ved=0CCIQ9QEwAg
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Old 07-28-2010, 06:55 PM   #4 (permalink)
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That's not generally what a European hedgehog looks like I think. Plus the post is in NJ.

This is a European hedgehog:
http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=htt ... _europaeus).jpg&imgrefurl=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:European_hedgehog_(Erinaceus_europaeus).jpg&h =2304&w=3456&sz=3602&tbnid=X-zE5jAMoSALJM:&tbnh=100&tbnw=150&prev=/images%3Fq%3DEuropean%2BHEdgehog&hl=en&usg=__DlZNo IFyr_lXmoEv3lXCMsSUMpA=&sa=X&ei=9rFQTKTwN4T6lwfe0-i7CQ&ved=0CCIQ9QEwAg
Ah, okay, I think I've only seen them as illustrations in kid's books. :P Those people are ridiculous, then. I really wanted to give them the benefit of the doubt. Someone should try and educate them...
Edit: NOW I get it. I thought they had the poor thing LIVING outside, that's why I couldn't imagine it could be one of ours... well, it's still bad and they're still not very good owners if they left him unattended.
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Definitely not a European hedgehog. I can't believe they let him out to "hunt bugs" >_<
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It's not a European. I don't know what it's like in NJ, but I would imagine it's warm enough for it to survive.

Poor thing, I hope they are searching round the clock before he gets too far from home.

There are alot of idiots around. A few years back, someone left their hedgehog outside in a cage during a rainstorm and the cage filled with water and the poor thing drowned.
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Looks like an Algerian chocolate snowflake. Hope they find em soon!
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It's not a European. I don't know what it's like in NJ, but I would imagine it's warm enough for it to survive.

Poor thing, I hope they are searching round the clock before he gets too far from home.

There are alot of idiots around. A few years back, someone left their hedgehog outside in a cage during a rainstorm and the cage filled with water and the poor thing drowned.
Ah, okay, I have no idea what it's like in NJ. I WISH it was a European... I thought it just looked like a large hedgehog (or maybe it was just the camera angle) but I was really hoping it wasn't. I imagine a European would do a little better on it's own.

And that is a terrible, terrible story. I do not understand people. As uneducated as these owners sound, I can relate to the terror. Pepper got away from me once- though he was not left unattended- and it was one of the scariest few minutes I have ever experienced. I really hope he's found.
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Bummer. Around here it would be a goner. We have dogs, foxes, raccoons, cats, and coyotes. Not to mention cars and cold winters. Ugh that is a bummer.
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Old 07-28-2010, 11:40 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I don't even think I can express just how upsetting this is. I can't believe they would think it was ok to leave a hedgehog unintended. Hopefully they find him because otherwise there are dogs, feral cats, coyotes, birds of prey and foxes to deal with up there and depending on what part there may be black bears also. Very very bad news. If one was left down south I would be surprised if it was ever found with the gators and snapping turtles that wouldn't think twice of trying to eat one.
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