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Photo © Kahlil Pfaff, some rights reserved
Mansourieh, Lebanon (Google, OSM)
33.8579324893, 35.5906639483
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Description

Found hidden in a pile of construction debris. Appeared quite old and had several large (engorged) ticks on its body. Didn't open up so couldn't work on identifying the species very well. We evidently have two types of hedgehogs here in Lebanon, Southern White-breasted Hedgehog (Erinaceus concolor) and the Long-eared Hedgehog (Hemiechinus auritus). I am leaning towards Erinaceus concolor based on what I could see of body color.

Remained curled up in a ball and didn't show any other defensive signs (shaking, "sniffling", etc). Was moved to another location on site and offered water and a small tin of catfood.

Jun. 18, 2012 13:10:02 +0200
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Eastern European Hedgehog - Photo (c) Eran Finkle, some rights reserved (CC BY)
kahlil's ID: Eastern European Hedgehog (Erinaceus concolor)
Posted by kahlil about 2 years ago (Flag)
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First iNat observation of an eastern hedgehog in its native range! http://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/43043-Erinaceus-concolor#taxon_range

Posted by muir about 2 years ago (Flag)
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Love to see the children smiling in the picture and seeming genuinely interested in this beautiful little hedgehog!!! Thanks for the post...

Posted by rasaziz about 2 years ago (Flag)
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Eastern European Hedgehog - Photo (c) Eran Finkle, some rights reserved (CC BY)
kahlil's ID: Eastern European Hedgehog (Erinaceus concolor)

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