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. And Bam Just Like that my brain explodes.

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

  4. Eric Saper says:


  5. LOL

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

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

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

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

  10. 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!). :-)

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

  12. Sharon Wilson says:

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

  13. Janet in Cambridge says:

    Hedgies in Paris? Another reason to visit.

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

  15. It’s a European hedgehog. :)

  16. Can it carry a coconut?

  17. [snort]

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

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

  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.


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