A Sticky Situation
Photo Credit: Keith Bruner
This little fellow, a Long-eared Hedgehog (Hemiechinus auritus), was spotted outside the 3rd Battalion, 401st Army Field Support Brigade, Caterpillar Equipment Refurbishment Office at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. In the second photo, the spine (which are actually keratin-stiffened hollow hairs)-covered creature moves away. The Long-eared Hedgehog is naturally parasite prone and can carry diseases as bad as plague; in accordance with U.S. Central Command General Order Number 1, they, and other animals, should not be fed, handled or adopted as pets.
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