All white! Rescue workers take in rare Albino hedgehog plucked from a storm drain

September 10, 2014 | by | 0 Comments
The albino hedgehog rescued from a storm drain which has been nicknamed Tughall

The albino hedgehog rescued from a storm drain which has been nicknamed Tughall

A rescue centre is looking after this all-white creature saved from a storm drain – an albino HEDGEHOG.

Staff say the prickly animal – nicknamed Tughall after the village where he was found – was brought to the centre by a member of the public.

Workers at the Northumbrian Hedgehog Rescue Trust identified him as an albino European hedgehog.

The rescuer discovered the tiny creature in a storm drain at Tughall, near Beadnell, Northumbria.

Tughall is now enjoying a daily diet of cooked chicken and a fairy cake.

Trust founder Carole Catchpole said: “This is the very first time we have ever had experience of an albino hedgehog.

“We have had a couple of pygmy hedgehogs in before but nothing like this.  He’s a very pretty hedgehog I must say.

“I think it will need extra care. I’m going to seek advice when the time comes for him to be released because I’m not sure it is safe for him to be released back in to the wild.

“We need to make sure, because we do have one or two sites that are very secure and we put our disabled hedgehogs there – if they are blind or three legged. We want to do the best for him.”

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