April 9th 2011
While I was walking my usual nightly mile or two I met this lovely lady Hedgehog eating at the Birdy Bistro.
I went across to her and said hello but she was only interested in her favourite dinner of dried mealworms. Every time I spoke to her she just ignored me or gave me the cold shoulder. I tried over and over again, using up all my best snuffle chat up lines.
What lovely glossy spines you have.
Do you come here often?
Your dark eyes glitter like a moonless sky.
What's a pretty hedgehog like you doing in a place like this?
Do you fancy a walk together round the next garden?
She did let me join her for a quick meal.
Over and over I tried to strike up a conversation. I even kept inviting her to follow me but every time I wandered off she just went back to eating.
You can see from this speeded up video just how hard I was trying.
It was over half an hour before she made a move. A couple of hours later we were seen by a human as we snuggled up together in a dark corner.
Whether I managed to persuade her to go back to my place I will leave to your imagination.
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