Man saves crushed hedgehog with help from Secret World rescue centre (From Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News)
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Man saves crushed hedgehog with help from Secret World rescue centre
A QUICK-THINKING man who accidentally stood on a hedgehog saved its life by taking it to a nearby rescue centre.
Electrician Richard Morgan, 36, got the shock of his life when he was walking through his garden at night and heard a crunch under his shoe.
When Richard switched on his mobile phone torch the beam picked out a clump of 4cm spikes sticking out of his shoe and a sorry-looking hedgehog curled up in a ball.
Richard, of Kendale Road, Bridgwater, took the hedgehog, named Charlie, to Secret World Wildlife Rescue in East Huntspill where he is now making a full recovery.
He said: “I was just about to go out for a mate’s birthday drinks and when I reached the gate to pull the latch open I heard a crunch.
“It was pitch black and I knew instantly it was a hedgehog because I have had them in the garden.
“I went inside for a shoe box and took the hedgehog to Secret World because if I had left him there he would have probably starved to death.
“I took my shoe and the spikes stuck in it to show the lads in the pub after.”