With a body length of 20-30 centimeters, an ordinary hedgehog reaches a weight of 600-700 grams. Hedgehog can be found in forests, on grassy plains, in shrubs, in sandy areas. Hedgehogs prefer forest edges, copses, small glades and floodplains of rivers, avoid swamps and continuous coniferous forests.
European hedgehog, Erinaceus europaeus, fishing methods and cooking features in extreme and emergency conditions.
Hedgehogs are mostly twilight and nocturnal. The day is spent climbing into a dense bush or burrowing into a pile of leaves, hiding in a low hollow or rotted trunk. In winter, hedgehogs hibernate. The basis of the nutrition of hedgehogs are earthworms, which they collect from the surface of the soil, insects and their larvae, sometimes frogs and toads. On occasion, a hedgehog can ruin the nests of mouse rodents and birds nesting on the ground.
Even hedgehog does not kill large prey, but devours it alive. He is very voracious and eats food weighing about a quarter of his mass per day. The hedgehog is insensitive to many poisons and without harm to itself can eat poisonous insects completely, and toads along with their stiff and poisonous skin, which other animals or birds do not.
The average footprint of the front paw of the hedgehog is about 3 centimeters long, the width of the print of the hind paw is about 2 cm, the width of the track is about 7 cm. The hind paws partially overlap the print of the front. The hedgehog moves with a small mincing step, relatively slow and very noisy, especially if it is in bushes or tall grass.
catching birds. In addition, a hedgehog can be caught on a fishing line with a small hook on which earthworms are planted.
Cooking hedgehogs in the field.
Hedgehogs are quite edible, although a little specific to the taste. Cooking their meat (frying, boiling or stewing) should be especially careful, because it is usually infected with parasites. The easiest and most convenient way to make hedgehogs is in clay. The gutted hedgehog is coated with a thick layer of clay and rolled into a bonfire or lays on the coals. The approximate readiness is 1.5-2 hours, the needles and the skin of the hedgehog will lag along with clay.