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In Poland, poorly hedgehogs find a saviour

July 18, 2014
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Too weak to stand on his tiny feet after swallowing poison for garden slugs, Smoky the hedgehog is fighting for his life, but he's in safe hands ithanks to Poland's first and only hedgehog shelter. Duration: 01:16 Video provided by AFP

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