This is "Tripod", the hedgehog we're nursing just now: Upon returning from the pool on Wednesday, the headlights of my car caught him while he was sitting in our carport, and Sabine immediately cried out: "Oh, look, a hedgehog! What's wrong with him? Look, he's not walking all right, he's limping, he's lame. I must look!" And sure enough, "Tripod" only had three little feet left to him, the forth was missing and there was a wound. Not a recent one, but it was wet and oozing and Sabine wouldn't have left him out there for nothing in the world. We called the vet even at night, but she suggested we feed him on something (egg was all I had at the time as Mia only eats dry cat food) and only come round on the following morning. Her colleague was on duty and he gave "Tripod" a penicillin injection and cleaned and disinfected the stump a little and then suggested we keep him (or her, we're not to know...) indoors for about a week and feed him as he'd certainly be at a disadvantage with regards to chasing his own food outside just now. So here we are with yet another hedgehog, and he is NOT tame at all, but always HUNGRY. That's a good sign, I should say, we keep disinfecting the stump with what the vet gave me, but when this morning I gave him the chance to "stretch his legs" a little (the moving box is not THAT large...!) and let him walk around the kitchen, his stump began to bleed again, so he might be better off in his cardboard box lined with newspaper shreds, kitchen paper towels and leaves. For those who can stand "ick" (and believe me, that stump is not a LOVELY sight, but it isn't THAT bad, either), don't click the link. Those who are curious (and have the stomach to click it) you can see why he is now called "Tripod": http://www.fastpictures.com/images/AnniRocS/tripodthehedgehog2.jpg Once we can be sure he can walk all surfaces without the stump starting to bleed again, we let him walk free, might continue to offer him cat food outside, but he's a wild animal and should remain being wild animal!