I can’t believe it, but SOMETHING made me type "Hedgehog swim" into Google image search, and I STRUCK GOLD! Look at "Bam Bam", the adorable Hedge, getting his Park and his Bath on. Good Lo’.


And after a lovely day at the park, it’s: "Calgon, take me awaaaaaaaaaaaay! glurgle glurgle"


Thank you, Deepcity.org!



  1. Lick My Pickles says:

    Oh my gosh look at that little face how beaudiful!!

  2. Tee Hee! He’s gonna be the next Thorpedo!

  3. E. Collison says:

    Great little nose and eyes – the swimming pic is a real charmer.

  4. LMAO that pic in the bathtub is the cutest!!!!!!

  5. finally some hedgehog cuteness! i don’t remember seeing a lot of hedgehogs getting featured here before. 🙂

  6. Woods walker says:

    I hope hedgehogs aren’t like their German cousins Igles. You could hear the things eat twenty feet away.

  7. they absolutely are as noisy as those Igle things you mentioned. Hedgehogs used to come eat at the binbags beneath my bedroom indow when i lived in the town, and it sounded like a hoard of pigs eating another hoard of pigs alive.

    re post: so cuuuuute!

    ::goes to park to find hidgehog::

    here hidgehog, hidgehog…

  8. I love your site. It’s adorable!! <3

  9. “Just keep swimming, just keep swimming, swimming, swimming, la la la…”

    I love hedgehogs :)) with their pencil-like nose and sweet little smiley face…

  10. OOH HEDGEHOG. It’s perfectly adorable. I didn’t know they could swim!

    …that is, until they grow up a little and start pricking you with their spines…:o

  11. if hedgehogs enjoy swimming in bathtubs, surely my cats will!!

  12. Pandaemonium says:

    That swimming photo?

    Best picture ever….

  13. *random illegible noises of glee*

  14. moofyboof says:

    holy crap thats cute

  15. it’s squealicious. really.

    i love hedgehogs. i had a friend in college who had one named Matilda. she was AWESOME!

  16. Beauregard says:

    AWwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww. I just can’t even think of much to say, but I love the BEF on this one.

  17. swim little fellow, swim!

  18. hedgehog + swim in google image search, that’s genious.

  19. More pix of deepcity’s hedgehog Bam Bam, *and* Seattle… how cool a combo is that?? (link)

  20. This is the sort of picture which is so cute i could cry. Brilliant!

  21. Reminds me of my little boy. He doesn’t like water at all, though. Not even a little bit to rinse his paws off. I do now wonder if he could swim, though. (Not that I’d try it …)

  22. I hate that I know this, but that top picture is exactly the shot and park that you see in the opening credits of naseatingly-cute sitcom Full House. I’m not sure if that makes the picture more or less cute…depends how you feel about Bob Saget…..

  23. omg – the wittle bambam is swimming – too cute – i want to eat it up.

  24. “i want to eat it up.”

    Yeek… prickly.

  25. If you go here, there are lots of photos of a hedgehog. Soooo cute: http://www.astro.virginia.edu/~kw6k/picture/hedgehog/

  26. Of course it’s the Full House House! I declare that every hedgehog who sets its adorable foot in the city of San Francisco must pose in front of the Painted Ladies at Alamo Square!

  27. YAY for hedgehogs. Seeing the pics you posted on here a bit ago made me want to get another-they are awesome SUPER CUTIE pets 🙂

  28. I love-love hedgies! Both pictures are soooo sweet!

  29. Remember that song on hampsterdance.com? thats what i thought of when i saw that little guys swimming hahahah




    Get under your desks, People!


  31. Omg. that is about the cutest thing I have ever seen…

  32. Ha. I’ll see your hedgie tongue and raise you a milano.

    (link: Bam Bam again)

  33. He looks like Spiny Norman of Monty Python fame!!

    See thirteen ways to look @ a hedgehog:

  34. My hedgie HATES the water. I need to bathe her a lot because she lost a hind leg with her previous owner and her little behind drags a bit. Whenever I put her in the sink her legs start moving like she wants to run, even though I am holding her by her belly and her feet aren’t on the ground! It’s so adorable in a “aww poor baby” way.

  35. E. Collison says:

    Thanks for the photo links – these animals are the epitome of cuteness!

  36. Oh SNAP, Theo!

  37. Wow, lots of unusual animals this week. Meg, you’ve outdone yourself.

  38. Hot damn I want a swimming hedgehog!!

  39. Ooh! It’s not just an awesomely cute aquatic San Francisco postcard shot hedgie, it’s an awesomely cute aquatic RENEGADE San Francisco postcard shot hedgie.

    Hedgies are illegal in California. 😦

    SO! UNFAIR! I wanna!

  40. That top photo is soooo Spiny Norman.

  41. aptivamori says:

    SONIC!!!! =D

  42. oh my god OH MY GOD!!! i pretty much had to stuff my fist in my mouth out of sheer horror of cute. fucking HEDGIES!!!! i am so in love

  43. Oh my…I was nearly dancing around in cutified glee on my recovering broken foot when I saw the first two pics, but then I clicked on the link showing the Hedgie tongue and I’m afraid I fell over it was so unbelievably gorgeously cute! Thanks once again for the ‘Awwww’ Factor

  44. cool dude dog lover says:

    That is so cute! I didn’t even know hedgehogs could swim!

  45. OOOhhhhh i want one so bad. please email me where i can get a cute little hedge hog. ive wanted one for so long.

  46. FYI:
    The photo in the park was taken in SAN FRANCISCO in Alamo Park. It’s on all the postcards. It’s the perfect backdrop for this very extry cute guy.

  47. Hunter D. says:

    It seems that *real* hedgies have stolen Sonic the Hedgehog’s spotlight, eh? Real shame, cause Sonic is pretty cool…

  48. Hunter D. says:

    It seems that *real* hedgies have stolen Sonic the Hedgehog’s spotlight, eh? Real shame, cause Sonic is pretty cool…

  49. this seems a little bit cruel. it certainly doesn’t look happy…

  50. ::rolleyes::

  51. Ooooooh nooooo.

    Hedgers *have* to be bathed sometimes. There’s no way around it.

    Ditto Theo’::rolleyes::

  52. woudnt you like to know says:

    rub a dub dub swimming in the tub!

  53. nermalkitty says:

    sorry. i’m new. wtf is bef???

  54. Nermal — any chance to pimp the Glossary, I takes.

  55. Chloe and Anna says:

    We live 3 blocks away from this park!! Who owns a hedehog nearby and HOW did you get it???