Cyprus Life – in pictures vs Fylde Coast Musings

Our new life in Cyprus began in early March 2004. Originally from a small mill town in Heywood, Lancashire (United Kingdom) we moved overseas spending a glorious 12 years in Limassol. Feel free to read my posts and view my many #photosofCyprus. However in 2016 we had to return permanently to UK due to family ill health. We're now living on the Fylde coast where the river Wyre meets the Irish sea in the north west of England. More places for us to discover as this part of the UK is not so familiar to us either.

The Cyprus hedgehog


Unusual to see hedgehogs in Trimithousa? Never!!

We feed one regularly with bread soaked in milk. he/she loves it, odd thing about Cypriot hedgehogs is there stick up ears, charming little animals..

Photo supplied by Jim (Admin)

A bit of information about the Cyprus hedgehog here


Author: Fylde Coast Musings aka CyprusPictures

I'm "Shell" or Michele - formerly a UK Expat living in Cyprus since March 2004. Sadly, we had to return to UK in April 2016 due to family illness. We now live "over Wyre" where the "River meets the Sea" at Knott End on Sea, Fylde coast, Lancashire. If you like my photos, you can see more of them on Flickr (Thulborn-Chapman Photography): and don't forget to check me out on Twitter too - you can find me: @CyprusPictures aka Fylde Coast Musings Enjoy!

5 thoughts on “The Cyprus hedgehog

  1. Firstly Hello, and secondly please stop feeding it bread, bread causes nasty digestive problems in hedgehogs and the long eared hedgehog is endangered in cyprus! So please, I think there is something else you can feed them like cat food, search for it. And congrats on the great blog! Where exactly do you see them I have never seen one in Limassol

    The link to your blog told me it was no longer available but I used the “follow” button which brought me to London Nights + Limassol

    • Hi Chris

      And a warm “hello” to you too!

      Yes, I thoroughly agree with you about the milk and bread but sadly, I’m not the one feeding this hedgehog.

      The person who supplied the photo and made the comment about hedgehogs in Trimithousa (there’s the clue) lives in Paphos.

      We have seen one here in Limassol (I’m in Ypsonas) in our backyard one night. Our dog Indie was out there one night making a right old noise and we went to see what was going on. It was a rather large hedgehog curled into a ball that was giving the dog a run for his money.

      So, dog was brought inside and the hedgehog was popped into the dog kennel with a dish of cat food and left to calm down. We went out later to check on him before we went to bed and he’d toddled off so we assume he was none the worse. Not that we’ve seen any more since then – but, we now have 2 dogs as I found a Rottweiler bitch puppy in Kolossi almost 4 summers ago….

      Thanks for the compliment on the blog and I must say, I love yours! Your photographs are quite excellent.

      For me – I’m a point and shoot person and of very little patience. If I see it, I snap it and in general I prefer photos if people are doing stuff rather than posing to have their picture taken. Makes life much more interesting…….

      • Oh well if you can let the person know about the bread! Ahh yeah I missed that part… well will be back to check for updates. We have to be careful because any wildlife in Cyprus is close to extinction because of people killing everything! Keep up the great blog! Will be back soon!

  2. found one in our empty pool. My animal mad partner got it out and put it on terra-ferma. It popped its head out straight away and like a rabbit froze when we shone a torch at it. It then wandered off into the night without even a thankyou

  3. I live in Germasogeia area in Limassol , I see many hedgehogs in that area – at last two a night- ALOT get ran over. i stopped last night and moved one out the road. – was a bit prickly :/ Another time I saw a dead hedgehog in the road and another sitting next to the dead one, probably mourning 😦

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