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Self-anointing, African pygmy hedgehog
Self-anointing, African pygmy hedgehog
Self-anointing, African pygmy hedgehog

This female African pygmy hedgehog is self-anointing because of a novel scent in the environment. Note the licking and biting of the surface where the scent is located before the spines are anointed with foamy saliva.

Courtesy of Dr. Grayson Doss.
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Overview of Hedgehogs