This picture might look like a ball of mud, but it’s actually a hedgehog.
A curious dog discovered it and rolled the poor creature in clay until its spines were stuck together with muck.
Fortunately for the hedgehog, the dog owners realised what it was and handed it in to the Brent Lodge Wildlife Hospital in Chichester last weekend.
Brent Lodge worker Asha Park said: “After having a couple of washes and a once over he his now doing well and will hopefully continue to make a full recovery.”
The voluntary organisation takes in around 3,000 wildlife patients a year and it is hoped this particular case will encourage dog owners to be vigilant and respect wildlife.
For more details about the wildlife hospital, visit www.brentlodge.org
Don’t miss out on all the latest breaking news where you live.
Here are four ways you can be sure you’ll be amongst the first to know what’s going on.
1) Make our website your homepage
2) Like our Facebook page
3) Follow us on Twitter
4) Register with us by clicking on ‘sign in’ (top right corner). You can then receive our daily newsletter AND add your point of view to stories that you read here.
And do share with your family and friends - so they don’t miss out!
Always the first with your local news.
Be part of it.