Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The hedgehog vs. the kestrel

I have more than a passing interest in natural history, and so some of my posts will be on this topic instead of the more alien aspects of German culture, language and administrative headaches. Today, I wanted to show some pictures of my best wildlife sighting so far, a wild hedgehog . . . eating a falcon

I can honestly say that I never thought I'd see these two species interacting in this way, kind of thought it might be the other way around. European hedgehogs are supposed to be principally insectivorous, but also eat pet food so maybe this is scavenging? Or the hedgehogs are training for world domination?

1 comment:

  1. Wow, very cool! I am jealous of your carnivorous hedgehog sighting. Most hedgehogs are pretty omnivorous and will eat almost anything, even though bugs are the main part of their diet. Still, this is pretty badass.