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Old 28 January 2019, 01:33 PM
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Default CDC issues salmonella warning about snuggling pet hedgehogs

The latest salmonella outbreak in the wake of beef and egg recalls in recent months is related to ... hedgehogs?

Yes, apparently snuggling with your cute, cuddly pet hedgehog could end up making you sick.
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Old 12 February 2019, 12:38 PM
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I didn't know hedgehogs were popular as pets, although I understand Robin Day's got a hedgehog called Frank.
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Old 12 February 2019, 01:27 PM
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Curse you Sir Terry Pratchett!
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Old 12 February 2019, 07:15 PM
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I had a pet hedgehog when I was a kid.

Didn't know it was possible to catch salmonella from one, that's a bacteria I associate with amphibians, reptiles, and birds rather than mammals.
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Old 12 February 2019, 11:03 PM
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Aw. I'm thinking about all the hedgies who are going "where my snuggle?" tonight. Then the other half who are going, "That's right, stay back! No do spikes this time. I anointed. I feel poisonous. And I will spike you if I have to..." Then there's the third group who say that and then... "where snuggle? I can has snuggle no?"
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