Animals in Watercolor series – Hedgehog side view, red-brown version

Watercolor and text by Frits Ahlefeldt

Watercolor of hedgehog, artwork by Frits Ahlefeldt

Hedgehog watercolor, small European mammal that moves around at night looking for insects, frogs and other things it can eat

Hedgehogs are strange small European mammals, with tiny spikes on their back, looking kind of cute as they move around, sniffing for food, through the night. Bit of trouble if they get into your tent though. I have been disturbed a few nights through the years by hedgehogs that made it into the tent vestibule, looking for a snack, ¬†and couldn’t find their way back out without help