Last week, a wild 6-month-old hedgehog, named Pumpkin, was found by a passerby in the most unusual of conditions. Far from the prickly appearance his species is known for, this pudgy little fellow was almost entirely absent of spikes, leaving him defenseless against predators.

Fortunately, he was rescued in time and offered safe haven with the kind folks at Prickles Hedgehog Rescue in Cheddar, England. Once there, staff discovered the cause of his baldness — a bacterial skin infection, which they’re treating with antibiotics. [Read more] – Michael’s Blog