The European hedgehog is brown and covered with up to 6000 spines except for its underside. The spines are hollow, and each spine is 2 to 3cm (0.8 to 1.2 inches) long, which can be used as a defense when they roll into a tight ball. Their tail is very short and almost vestigial.
Generally, they are widely distributed and can be spotted in parks and gardens. They eat a wide variety of invertebrates, bird eggs, and amphibians. They love to feed on beetles, ants, bees, wasps, earwigs, moths, and butterflies. During the winter, they hibernate in their nest made of leaves that are usually under sheds or log piles.
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Terrestrial / Aquatic
Altricial / Precocial
Polygamous / Monogamous
Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic
Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal
Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd
Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore
Migratory: Yes / No
Domesticated: Yes / No
Dangerous: Yes / No