Pumpkin has lost his prickles
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Sick hedgehog sheds fur and prickles

A hedgehog that has shed its fur and prickles because of an infection is being cared for at a rescue centre in Cheddar.

Pumpkin was taken to Prickles Hedgehog Rescue with swollen legs but later lost his fur and prickles.

Staff at the centre plan to care for the creature until he has re-grown his spines to ensure he is not left vulnerable to predators.

The hedgehog will be released back to the wild in spring.