escape for walker in night-time encounter with hedgehog!
recovering with wildlife carers near Burnham-On-Sea after accidentally
being trodden on in the dark, leaving its spines impaled in the
sole of an unsuspecting walker's shoe.
electrician Richard Morgan walked out of his garden to go for
a birthday drink when he felt a crunch underneath his foot.
went back indoors and discovered several of the hedgehog's spines
had become impaled in the bottom of his sandal, as pictured here.
said: "It was pitch black but I knew instantly it was a hedgehog.
I have seen them in the garden many times."
the spines did not pierce through the sole of Richard's sandal.
changing his shoes, he went back outside with a torch, scooped
up the stunned hedgehog and placed him in a shoe box.
animal, which has been nick-named Charlie, was taken to Secret
World Wildlife Rescue Centre in East Huntspill where he is now
making a full recovery.
was around 10pm when I reached Secret World but there was still
someone there to take care of Charlie - they are so great,"
is one of many hedgehogs being helped by carers at the wildlife
the staff and volunteers are hoping that a big crowd will also
put their best feet forward and buy tickets for the annual Secret
World charity ball, which will be held at the Webbington Hotel
on Saturday, November 2nd.
three-course dinner event will include singer David Ford with
his American Legends Show, a silent and main auction, as well
as a casino and disco. Doors open at 6.30pm until late.
World Founder Pauline Kidner said: "It will be a fun weekend
because the ball is being followed by Burnham's spectacular seafront
firework display on the Sunday and the town's carnival on the
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