Oh what sheer delight I happened to stumble upon this evening, when out on my lawn I spied a hedgehog! This is the middle of suburbia, the busy metropolis, where wildlife is supposedly extinct! But there it was, snuffling around looking for any hapless grubs and bugs that might also be having an evening stroll.
I stood there, hidden from its sight so as not to disturb its movements, and watched with rapt attention. It appeared to be an adult animal as it was quite large and independent, walking rapidly with adult confidence and intent.
This has made my day! Dear hedgehog, thank you for such simple pleasure you have brought to this human soul tonight. I bid you goodnight and good foraging!