Fleur du Jour

Tres ooh la la. Zat one and zat one and zat one.

Le sneef, sneef, sneef ?

Le chomp, chomp, chomp!

“Un grand merci for your work and your website! I thought you might appreciate these photos of a cute hedgehog discovering my parents’ garden on a sunny afternoon. Monsieur Hérisson is rather photogenic, and didn’t seem to be too scared when my dad took it in picture. à bientôt!” -Emma (from Paris, France)



  1. 260Oakley says:

    Rex Hérisson falls for a simple flower-girl in “My Fair Daisy.”

  2. Eric Saper says:


  3. “The young prince can call me ‘Flower’ if he wants to.”

  4. Very cute, although I did think it was a porcupine. Silly me!

  5. And Bam Just Like that my brain explodes.

  6. Also he is all sniffing the english daisies in the french countryside. can the whole premise get any cuter? I think not!

  7. Anonymous Coward says:

    About the 2nd pic’s hovertext:

    you’re missing an article. it should read “Beaucoup _de_ fleurs!”.

    otherwise, cute pics (of course!). 🙂

  8. OMG, that made me spew rainbows. Où est la FIRDIE, avec la OUTRAGEUSE FRAWNSHE?

  9. Sharon Wilson says:

    Just as well you can’t see what he’s eating; it’s prolly an escargot.

  10. Janet in Cambridge says:

    Hedgies in Paris? Another reason to visit.

  11. LOL

  12. It doesn’t look like the same kind of hedgies we usually see on CO. Is it a special French breed?

  13. It’s like a mullet. All-business opposum in the front and a porcupine party in the back.

  14. Well, it is in a way. A British porcupine.

  15. That’s the best description of a mullet that I have ever read. That almost gives mullets a reason to exist. Almost.

  16. It’s a European hedgehog. 🙂

  17. Can it carry a coconut?

  18. *Passes the Hello Kitty Duct Tape to kittyadventures, after I’ve finished taping up my asploded head*

  19. [snort]

  20. Sasha's Mum says:

    I was extremely disappointed when “The Elegance of the Hedgehog” (by Muriel Barbery) turned out to be about a woman, not a hedgie. I’m glad to hear the 4-legged variety can be found in France as well.