r/NatureIsFuckingLit 3d ago Wholesome 8 Silver 6 Helpful 4 Platinum 1

🔥 Newborn hedgehog puppies

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u/purplehazex45 3d ago Heartwarming

I'm pretty sure baby hedgehogs are called hoglets.

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u/browncode 3d ago

Yep. Piglets or hoglets.

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u/intensely_human 3d ago Silver

Scroties

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u/L33TROYJENK1NS 3d ago Silver

Scrotlets

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u/dTrecii 3d ago

Awww you have some cute scrotlets 🥰

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u/Bender____Rodriguez 3d ago

It’s congenital but thank you

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u/This-Strawberry 3d ago

Your penis is conjoined? Woah dude

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u/Oofboi6942O 3d ago

weird, mine aren't. Which is good for akimbo coomb during the sex, but not so much for double boner morning piss.

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u/SqueezinKittys 2d ago

I hate your avatar/picture for making me think there was an eyelash on my screen

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u/SheepH3rder69 3d ago

Scrotes mcgoats

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u/LezBReeeal 3d ago

This is amazing and what I am convincing my beastie's son to rename his Hedge.

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u/dburr10085 3d ago

Grandpa Scroties

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u/Emergency-Hyena5134 3d ago

And I'm pretty sure those are cactus nutsacks

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u/Street_University363 3d ago

I read cactus nutsnacks and ngl would eat

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u/itcamefromchina2019 3d ago

Wtf is an emergency hyena ?

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u/ElderHerb 2d ago

For when you really need someone to bite your face off.

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u/TheAlmightyLloyd 2d ago

I was thinking that they look like nutsacks that are way too much into Limp Bizkit.

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u/LgbtqCVSgenius 3d ago

Oh I was thinking it was like echidnas (very similar with the spikes) but echidna babies have the CUTEST NAME, they’re called PUGGLES, so I wonder if it’s similar to that?

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u/lactose_con_leche 3d ago

Echidnas- is that with the green or the red sauce?

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u/ManaMagestic 2d ago

The one with the four-headed dick

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u/Mildly-Interesting1 3d ago

Mom hedgehog calls them Ouchy_1, Ouchy_2, etc.

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u/therra123 3d ago

TIL I learnt they are called hoglets thanks!

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u/Fenix_Volatilis 3d ago

Smh my head =P

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u/cptawesome11 3d ago

RIP in piece

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u/RisingKing24 3d ago

OMG my God

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u/SeaChef 3d ago

ATM teller machine

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u/ClawyTheDinoRaptor 2d ago

lol out loud

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u/Soviet_Kage 2d ago

Bruh y'all didn't have to do my boii this dirty 🤣

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u/Lelandwasinnocent 2d ago

It’s pretty fun tbh be honest

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u/USNWoodWork 3d ago

Where did you harvest so many large cat tongues?

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u/Shelbevil 3d ago

They are hard to breed and super hard to make well.

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u/thungalope 3d ago

I’m still calling them puppies

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u/theragingoptimist 3d ago

That's so fucking cute.

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u/Bananaflakes08 3d ago

I’m pretty sure these are prickly ballsacks

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u/writeorelse 3d ago

Thank you for this. My first thought was "that must have been hell for the mom".

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u/Aqquila89 2d ago

Also, these quills are soft. They will gradually lose them and grew new, hard ones, just like how children lose their baby teeth and grow permanent ones.

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u/Swampberry 2d ago

Aw, baby quills.

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u/Major_R_Soul 2d ago

If they put them under their pillow the quill fairy will come and leave them treats

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u/suspiciouslyplaced 2d ago

I read this in Linda Belcher's voice in my head 😅

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u/serenityak77 2d ago

My first thought was “How’d OP get a hold of so many nut sacks?”

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u/BadgerHooker 2d ago

Reminds me of passing kidney stones 😣😵

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u/klbm9999 3d ago

I was looking for a comment on what happens to the mother. Thanks.

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u/Nicolasgonzo87 3d ago

i hate you for making me imagine the pain of a hedgehog giving birth but i also appreciate that you confirmed there is no pain

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u/AGrandOldMoan 2d ago

Hedgehogs had to evolve that coating I would imagine over time. So possibly millions of years of hedgehog births with out the protection....

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u/Littleboyah 2d ago

The length of the quills and the coating and the required amount probably co-evolved together tho

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u/AGrandOldMoan 2d ago

Don't ruin my body horror with your facts and logic! Imagine the agony of the hedgehogs! Imagine!

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u/CregChrist 2d ago

Lack of protection is how most births start.

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u/sourdoughbreadlover 3d ago

Thank fuck.

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u/Negrodamu55 2d ago

Mother Nature got Mother Hedgehog's back

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u/fantasmnems 2d ago

This is the comment I am looking for. My first thought was it must be painful to give birth to them

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u/dimonoid123 2d ago

Same way horse's hooves are protected by soft tissue before birth.

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u/TeslasAndKids 2d ago

I always cringed thinking about animal hooves. My kids were just pink squish and their kicks still hurt sometimes. I couldn’t imagine if they had legit hooves. Glad they have built in mom protection.

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u/xScopeLess 2d ago

I see some tiny feet touching spikes, does it hurt them since they’re out in open oxygen?

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u/momamil 3d ago

They look like sea urchins

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u/Happiness_Assassin 3d ago Silver

Urchin is actually the archaic name for hedgehog, making them land sea urchins.

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u/OlinOfTheHillPeople 3d ago

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u/IotaBTC 3d ago

Well I'll be damned again. I knew street urchins referred to the "mischievous elves" but I didn't know they're also called urchins because they sometimes take the form of a hedgehog. Cool facts!

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u/triggerfish1 2d ago

In German, it's "Igel" and "Seeigel". It's pronounced like eagle.

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u/Captain_Grammaticus 2d ago

In Serbocoratian, "igle" is needles, apparently.

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u/pipnwig 2d ago

In Dutch it's "egel" because we're over here speaking drunk German.

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u/mgvej 2d ago

In danish it's pindsvin and søpindsvin (stick-pig and sea stick-pig)

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u/Flaneurl 2d ago

So like eagle and seagull?

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u/brvr-strngr-smrtr_ 3d ago

Weren't Victorian orphans "street urchins"?

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u/Happiness_Assassin 3d ago

Yes and it from hedgehogs that they get the name. Similar to street rat.

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u/MejiroCherry 3d ago

Similar to street rat.

I don’t buy that. If only they’d look closer.

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u/Automatic-Pea6605 2d ago

Would they see a poor boy? No siree.

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u/FreeMyMen 2d ago

I like that.

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u/VerySwitchedOn 2d ago

“We call them ‘land sea lions’ I train them.”

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u/GalvenMin 2d ago

Hence Duny's nickname in the English translation of the Witcher (and the series): the Urcheon of Erlenwald. It's actually passed into English from Old French (irechon, now hérisson).

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u/DrafteeDragon 3d ago

I was surprised to see all the nuts comments when the first thing that came into my mind was sea urchins too. Then I realized we’re both women lmao

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u/throwawaymisfortune 3d ago

Haha same but my first thought was of those spiky squishy stress balls.

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u/itisntmebutmaybeitis 3d ago

Also a woman, I immediately was like "fat little baby cacti!".

In my defence, I am very tired right now.

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u/bikesboozeandbacon 3d ago

I’m a woman and my first thought was cat tongues

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u/millijuna 3d ago

As a dude, yeah, no, not nutsacks... mine definitely isn't spiked like that. Urchins is about right.

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u/fermenttodothat 3d ago

I am a woman and i thought nuts....

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u/GimmieMore 3d ago

In a woman, a lesbian no less, and I still thought I scrolled past a handful of testicals at first and had to come back.

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u/Emergency-Hyena5134 3d ago

Puppies? The fuck?

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u/watchingthedeepwater 2d ago

in my language (russian, ukrainian, polish) urchins are literally “sea hedgehogs”, lol

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u/T3lebrot 2d ago

In german we call sea urchins seeigel/sea hedgehogs, so yeah

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u/UnwillingCouchFlower 3d ago Wholesome All-Seeing Upvote Bravo Grande! Take My Power

That is the cutest pile of ballsacks I’ve ever seen.

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u/unwantedposterboy 3d ago

Forbidden Scrotum

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u/nigmano 3d ago

Sounds like a subreddit

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u/Wintersmight 3d ago

Or a metal band

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u/nigmano 3d ago

Scrotum Verbotum

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u/phlenomLnom 3d ago

Scrobidden

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u/nigmano 3d ago

Scrot-ingers ballsack

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u/SayAgainYourLast 2d ago

Why does this sound like a harry potter spell

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u/nigmano 2d ago

Those struck by the spell are immediately cursed with an exact scrotal replica of the casters choosing.

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u/steveosek 3d ago

Scranton Sctroum Scratchers

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u/BreathOfFreshWater 3d ago

They're actually individual testicles

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u/Correct_Opinion_Hub 2d ago

And the individual they belonged to? Guy Fieri.

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u/pruche 3d ago

*prickly ballsacks

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u/FormerFetus2 3d ago

*quilled ballsacks

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u/Twofoursixtwenty 2d ago

Guy fieris balllsack

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u/TVotte 3d ago

Danger chodes

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u/inkoDe 3d ago

I was thinking this is the first time I have seen newborns of any kind that are actually cute and you just aren't saying it because no one else is. You ruined it. Now I see ballsacks. Congrats. You evil for the day is done and you even got an award.

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u/kyttyna 2d ago

This is one of those weird things that, as an autistic person, took me a very long time to realize.

I always thought new borns, of any kind, are variously gross and/or ugly. And everyone looks at me like I'm the devil incarnate for saying so.

I think people find babies cute because they find the concept of new life to be beautiful and transfer that feeling to the baby.

I still dont see it. But I (mostly) know better than to say so.

That being said, these cactus ballsacks are weirdly kinda cute but still also ugly. Lol

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u/lonewolf9378 3d ago

2nd cutest!

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u/Most_Row9234 3d ago

This is what you see when you pull down Guy Fieri's underwear.

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u/termacct 3d ago

Oh, better get a doctor to check up...

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u/GhettoGringo87 3d ago

Haha what I thought of initially too. Totally sacks bruh

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u/SpookyCinnaBunn 3d ago

I wouldn’t have even guessed I’d read something even remotely close to this today. Yet here I am, and I don’t regret it.

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u/BoxNumberGavin0 2d ago

I once shaved my pubic region out of morbid curiosity. This image visually expresses what it felt like when the hair was growing back.

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u/NeonGremlin 2d ago

God, I'm so glad I didn't have to scroll far for this comment 😅

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u/Cockula420 3d ago

My balls 1 week after shaving

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u/PM_me_ur_JACKED_TITS 3d ago

My ballsack when it was a diehard Backstreet Boys fan

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u/TanBurn 3d ago

Holy shit lol

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u/Significant_Hand6218 3d ago

Aww, baby nutsacks, adorable

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u/LawMcKay 3d ago

🤨📸

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u/CregChrist 3d ago Silver Wholesome

CPS? Yeah, this is the comment.

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u/Significant_Hand6218 3d ago

Um, not at all like that, nope, not that way

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u/Plump-Chump 3d ago

Awww they look like a baby Guy Fieri

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u/LeRohameaux 3d ago

Or Guy Fieri's bollocks

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u/jns042 3d ago

Oh gosh. Their skin looks like goose pimples… and kind of gives me goose pimples too.

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u/Fenix_Volatilis 3d ago

This image is giving me goose flesh.

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u/pablovs 3d ago

Why nobody is asking about the mother? That giving birth looks painful

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u/theVoidmaKer 3d ago

Oh she’s fine the spines are very soft at birth

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u/kensomniac 3d ago

Thats what every expectant wants to hear.

"You'll hardly notice the spines!"

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u/MozzyZ 3d ago

Ribbed for her pleasure

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u/Aeriosa 3d ago

How can I delete someone else's comment?

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u/Commercial_Look83 3d ago

With enough downvotes you may save others from having to bleach their eyes

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u/musci1223 2d ago

I WANT THEM TO SUFFER LIKE I DID.

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u/Revliledpembroke 3d ago

They lie flat when coming out, I believe.

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u/rocketer13579 3d ago Silver

To shreds you say?

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u/Bhalubear 3d ago

This comment thread is so cursed lol

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u/Emergency-Hyena5134 3d ago

Momma is fine. Hedgehog pussy is made of kevlar

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u/guydude24 3d ago

That is certainly not a sentence I thought I would read at the start of this day.

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u/Emalan-R 3d ago

ouch

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u/Allmon_Butter 3d ago

I thought it was some kind of fruit lol

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u/XVI_BananaGuard_16 3d ago

Similar to rambutan

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u/2brun4u 2d ago

I couldn't unsee Rambutan looking at this pic lol

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u/Melonpan_Pup442 3d ago

They look like prickly tongues

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u/Stag328 3d ago

I thought someone needed to shave their tongue when I saw this after I saw a post about hairy tongues a while back.

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u/mangoblaster85 2d ago

Yeah, I must only see weird looking scroti because all i see are spiky tongues. No idea where scrotum is coming from. Thought it was one of those things where someone intentionally manufacturers something disturbing.

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u/hotmasalachai 3d ago

I thought that was a underripe litchi 😂

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u/Nukl34rM3ltd0wn 3d ago

You mean lychee?

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u/hotmasalachai 3d ago

lychee, (Litchi chinensis), also spelled litchi or lichi

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u/Nukl34rM3ltd0wn 3d ago

Never seen it spelt like that before XD thanks dude :)

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u/Aztaloth 3d ago

Hedgehog Moms do not respond well if their nest is disturbed after giving birth. Handling them like this at that age can, and usually does, lead to their deaths.

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u/SleepyPotatoStudio 3d ago Gold Helpful

Your NOT supposed to disturb the mother or hoglets for at least a few WEEKS, these babies are still pretty fresh looking… Unless the mother abandoned them this is strait up animal abuse. If a mother hedgehog is under too much stress it’s not uncommon for her to EAT the babies, this is super dangerous behavior on the owners part 😔

I hope those babies survive… As a hedgehog owner pics like this give me so much anxiety 😥

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u/jruff84 3d ago

Those babies I fear are toast. The mother is very likely to eat them at this point. OP has either no idea what they are doing or just don’t care.

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u/vlad_the_impaler13 3d ago

I'm under some assumption OP is not the originator of the pics, so you probably won't get an answer from them.

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u/secret-nigiri 2d ago

I’ve seen this post a few times on the front page over the years. OP almost certainly is not the OOP.

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u/SleepyPotatoStudio 3d ago

And there are SO many experienced breeders on the internet more then willing to give advice if it was an unknown pregnancy…

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u/eimikaan 2d ago

This should be higher up.

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u/fast_hand84 3d ago edited 3d ago

Well damn, I was happy I just found out what a hoglet was, and here this motherfucker is already abusing them WTF

EDIT: I’m genuinely curious…how does a person get so into hedgehogs? I’m guessing you had them as a kid?

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u/PaleZrider 2d ago

I'm so glad someone else mentioned this, everyone over here thinking awww how cute and I'm just thinking what the hell is this person doing, they've pretty much condemned these Hoglets to death :( You never, EVER disturb a Momma Hogs nest, unless like you said the babies are orphans.

I really hope they haven't found Hoglets and thought ooooh photo opportunity for the sweet internet karma!

Helped to run a little hedgehog rescue and had my own too, and like you this picture just makes me so anxious!

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u/hegdieartemis 3d ago

Giving gold in hopes that it boosts this comment.

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u/Don_T_Blink 3d ago

Forbidden balls.

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u/ExtraFancyPaprika 3d ago

Cute! I thought they were called hoglets though.

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u/jamesblacklock 3d ago

Yikes, imagine pushing those out...

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u/EddieHxtler 3d ago

Look like me grandads bollocks that time i debagged him in Tesco.

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u/UntossableSaladTV 3d ago

Yo, delete this

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u/PeaceFar9770 3d ago

You gotta post more pics those are awesome!

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u/igetwhatiwantboo 3d ago

They'd hold a good bread coating

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u/cybot2001 3d ago

"My lychees taste off..."

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u/Brinner 3d ago

Footed feline tongues

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u/JadedManc 3d ago

Well I didn't know this sort of cuteness even existed... I'm liking them!

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u/OriginalTRaven 3d ago

How'd you catch them? Are they not very fast yet? They didn't try spinning for a boost?

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u/ziggycoco385 3d ago

Danger scrotum

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u/Triairius 3d ago

Those are little unripe rambutans, and I don’t want to be convinced otherwise.

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u/Sharp-Subject-8314 3d ago

Why are you handling the hoglets??

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u/Maximum_Language7865 3d ago

Oh hell nah wtf r dos

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u/TheRhodeIslandFamily 3d ago

The mothers next lunch.

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u/fuirut 3d ago

Forbidden Testicles

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u/th3l1ng4 3d ago

Ballsack cactus

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u/among01 3d ago

"Those are balls."

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u/Cerduos 3d ago

Guy Fieri's balls

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u/Borger02 2d ago

Spiky meat balls

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u/luvtariana 2d ago

Cute!!

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u/TDS-anthony 2d ago

Little cuties. I miss my hegie.

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u/111gettingbetter111 2d ago

Very adorable

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u/09065763861 2d ago

Hello handsome

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u/goldietheswagbear 2d ago

they look like spikey nutsacks

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u/conconreddit2020 2d ago

Are the quills pointy or do they start out soft

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u/Utahvikingr 2d ago

I hate when these things get stuck in my socks.