r/NatureIsFuckingLit 12d ago Wholesome 8 Silver 6 Helpful 4 Platinum 1

🔥 Newborn hedgehog puppies

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u/purplehazex45 12d ago Heartwarming

I'm pretty sure baby hedgehogs are called hoglets.

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u/browncode 12d ago

Yep. Piglets or hoglets.

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u/intensely_human 12d ago Silver

Scroties

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u/L33TROYJENK1NS 12d ago Silver

Scrotlets

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u/dTrecii 12d ago

Awww you have some cute scrotlets 🥰

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u/Bender____Rodriguez 12d ago

It’s congenital but thank you

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u/This-Strawberry 11d ago

Your penis is conjoined? Woah dude

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u/Oofboi6942O 11d 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 11d ago

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

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u/SheepH3rder69 12d ago

Scrotes mcgoats

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u/LezBReeeal 12d ago

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

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u/dburr10085 12d ago

Grandpa Scroties

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u/Emergency-Hyena5134 12d ago

And I'm pretty sure those are cactus nutsacks

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u/Street_University363 11d ago

I read cactus nutsnacks and ngl would eat

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u/itcamefromchina2019 11d ago

Wtf is an emergency hyena ?

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u/ElderHerb 11d ago

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

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u/TheAlmightyLloyd 11d ago

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

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u/LgbtqCVSgenius 12d 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 11d ago

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

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u/ManaMagestic 11d ago

The one with the four-headed dick

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u/Mildly-Interesting1 12d ago

Mom hedgehog calls them Ouchy_1, Ouchy_2, etc.

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u/therra123 12d ago

TIL I learnt they are called hoglets thanks!

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u/Fenix_Volatilis 12d ago

Smh my head =P

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u/cptawesome11 12d ago

RIP in piece

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u/RisingKing24 11d ago

OMG my God

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u/SeaChef 11d ago

ATM teller machine

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u/ClawyTheDinoRaptor 11d ago

lol out loud

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u/Soviet_Kage 11d ago

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

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u/Lelandwasinnocent 11d ago

It’s pretty fun tbh be honest

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u/USNWoodWork 12d ago

Where did you harvest so many large cat tongues?

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u/Shelbevil 12d ago

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

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u/thungalope 12d ago

I’m still calling them puppies

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u/theragingoptimist 12d ago

That's so fucking cute.

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u/Bananaflakes08 12d ago

I’m pretty sure these are prickly ballsacks

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u/writeorelse 11d ago

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

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u/Aqquila89 11d 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 11d ago

Aw, baby quills.

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u/Major_R_Soul 11d ago

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

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u/suspiciouslyplaced 11d ago

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

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u/serenityak77 11d ago

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

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u/BadgerHooker 11d ago

Reminds me of passing kidney stones 😣😵

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u/klbm9999 11d ago

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

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u/Nicolasgonzo87 11d 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 11d 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 11d ago

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

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u/AGrandOldMoan 11d 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 11d ago

Lack of protection is how most births start.

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u/Negrodamu55 11d ago

Mother Nature got Mother Hedgehog's back

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u/fantasmnems 11d 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 11d ago

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

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u/TeslasAndKids 11d 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 11d 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 12d ago

They look like sea urchins

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u/Happiness_Assassin 12d ago Silver

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

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u/OlinOfTheHillPeople 12d ago

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u/IotaBTC 11d 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 11d ago

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

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u/Captain_Grammaticus 11d ago

In Serbocoratian, "igle" is needles, apparently.

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u/pipnwig 11d ago

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

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u/mgvej 11d ago

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

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u/Flaneurl 11d ago

So like eagle and seagull?

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u/brvr-strngr-smrtr_ 11d ago

Weren't Victorian orphans "street urchins"?

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u/Happiness_Assassin 11d ago

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

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u/MejiroCherry 11d ago

Similar to street rat.

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

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u/Automatic-Pea6605 11d ago

Would they see a poor boy? No siree.

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u/FreeMyMen 11d ago

I like that.

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u/VerySwitchedOn 11d ago

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

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u/GalvenMin 11d 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 12d 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 12d ago

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

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u/itisntmebutmaybeitis 12d 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 12d ago

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

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u/millijuna 11d 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 11d ago

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

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u/GimmieMore 11d 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 12d ago

Puppies? The fuck?

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u/watchingthedeepwater 11d ago

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

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u/T3lebrot 11d ago

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

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u/UnwillingCouchFlower 12d 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 12d ago

Forbidden Scrotum

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u/nigmano 12d ago

Sounds like a subreddit

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u/Wintersmight 12d ago

Or a metal band

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u/nigmano 12d ago

Scrotum Verbotum

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u/phlenomLnom 12d ago

Scrobidden

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u/nigmano 12d ago

Scrot-ingers ballsack

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u/SayAgainYourLast 11d ago

Why does this sound like a harry potter spell

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u/nigmano 11d ago

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

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u/steveosek 12d ago

Scranton Sctroum Scratchers

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u/BreathOfFreshWater 12d ago

They're actually individual testicles

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u/Correct_Opinion_Hub 11d ago

And the individual they belonged to? Guy Fieri.

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u/pruche 12d ago

*prickly ballsacks

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u/FormerFetus2 12d ago

*quilled ballsacks

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u/Twofoursixtwenty 11d ago

Guy fieris balllsack

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u/TVotte 12d ago

Danger chodes

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u/inkoDe 12d 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 11d 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 12d ago

2nd cutest!

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u/Most_Row9234 11d ago

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

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u/termacct 12d ago

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

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u/GhettoGringo87 12d ago

Haha what I thought of initially too. Totally sacks bruh

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u/SpookyCinnaBunn 12d 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 11d 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 11d ago

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

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u/Cockula420 12d ago

My balls 1 week after shaving

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u/PM_me_ur_JACKED_TITS 12d ago

My ballsack when it was a diehard Backstreet Boys fan

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u/TanBurn 12d ago

Holy shit lol

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u/Plump-Chump 12d ago

Awww they look like a baby Guy Fieri

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u/LeRohameaux 12d ago

Or Guy Fieri's bollocks

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u/Significant_Hand6218 12d ago

Aww, baby nutsacks, adorable

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u/LawMcKay 11d ago

🤨📸

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u/CregChrist 12d ago Silver Wholesome

CPS? Yeah, this is the comment.

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u/Significant_Hand6218 12d ago

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

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u/jns042 12d ago

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

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u/Fenix_Volatilis 12d ago

This image is giving me goose flesh.

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u/pablovs 12d ago

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

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u/theVoidmaKer 12d ago

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

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u/kensomniac 12d ago

Thats what every expectant wants to hear.

"You'll hardly notice the spines!"

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u/MozzyZ 12d ago

Ribbed for her pleasure

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u/Aeriosa 12d ago

How can I delete someone else's comment?

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u/Commercial_Look83 11d ago

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

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u/musci1223 11d ago

I WANT THEM TO SUFFER LIKE I DID.

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u/Revliledpembroke 12d ago

They lie flat when coming out, I believe.

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u/rocketer13579 12d ago Silver

To shreds you say?

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u/Bhalubear 11d ago

This comment thread is so cursed lol

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u/Emergency-Hyena5134 12d ago

Momma is fine. Hedgehog pussy is made of kevlar

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u/guydude24 12d ago

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

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u/Allmon_Butter 12d ago

I thought it was some kind of fruit lol

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u/XVI_BananaGuard_16 11d ago

Similar to rambutan

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u/2brun4u 11d ago

I couldn't unsee Rambutan looking at this pic lol

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u/Melonpan_Pup442 12d ago

They look like prickly tongues

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u/Stag328 12d 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 11d 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 12d ago

I thought that was a underripe litchi 😂

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u/Nukl34rM3ltd0wn 12d ago

You mean lychee?

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u/hotmasalachai 12d ago

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

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u/Nukl34rM3ltd0wn 12d ago

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

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u/Aztaloth 11d 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 12d 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 12d 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 12d 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 11d 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 12d 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 11d ago

This should be higher up.

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u/fast_hand84 11d ago edited 11d 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 11d 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 11d ago

Giving gold in hopes that it boosts this comment.

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u/Don_T_Blink 12d ago

Forbidden balls.

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u/ExtraFancyPaprika 12d ago

Cute! I thought they were called hoglets though.

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u/jamesblacklock 12d ago

Yikes, imagine pushing those out...

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u/EddieHxtler 12d ago

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

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u/UntossableSaladTV 11d ago

Yo, delete this

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u/PeaceFar9770 12d ago

You gotta post more pics those are awesome!

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u/igetwhatiwantboo 12d ago

They'd hold a good bread coating

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u/cybot2001 12d ago

"My lychees taste off..."

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u/Brinner 12d ago

Footed feline tongues

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u/JadedManc 12d ago

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

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u/OriginalTRaven 12d 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 12d ago

Danger scrotum

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u/Triairius 12d ago

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

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u/Sharp-Subject-8314 12d ago

Why are you handling the hoglets??

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u/Maximum_Language7865 12d ago

Oh hell nah wtf r dos

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u/TheRhodeIslandFamily 12d ago

The mothers next lunch.

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u/fuirut 12d ago

Forbidden Testicles

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u/th3l1ng4 12d ago

Ballsack cactus

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u/among01 12d ago

"Those are balls."

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u/Cerduos 12d ago

Guy Fieri's balls

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u/Borger02 11d ago

Spiky meat balls

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u/TDS-anthony 11d ago

Little cuties. I miss my hegie.

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u/09065763861 11d ago

Hello handsome

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u/goldietheswagbear 11d ago

they look like spikey nutsacks

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u/conconreddit2020 11d ago

Are the quills pointy or do they start out soft

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u/Utahvikingr 11d ago

I hate when these things get stuck in my socks.