Here’s an awesomely unusual x-ray that comes with a happy ending:
Have you ever seen a hedgehog balloon? This unfortunate wild hedgehog (don’t worry, he’s now on the mend and feeling much better) was found in Bude, Cornwall, England inflated to twice his normal size due to a rarely-seen case of “Balloon Syndrome”. Otherwise known as Subcutaneous Emphysema, this condition occurs when bacteria infects a wound and produces gas that gets trapped beneath the skin. It sounds as unpleasant as it looks.
Fortunately a concerned citizen took the swollen little guy to Locke and Preston Vets where Veterinary surgeon Adam Revitt used an x-ray to help diagnose him and then a syringe to gently deflate him:
“It took around five minutes to drain all the air out fully. The hedgehog looked instantly brighter,” Mr Revitt said.
“He was trying to move around and he was tucking into his food.”
The animal was given pain relief and antibiotics and is now being cared for by Sue Gear, a receptionist at the surgery who also runs her own animal shelter. She said: “The hedgehog is with me and is doing absolutely fine. He is putting on weight. I want to release him back where he came from in the next week or so.”
Good luck little hedgehog!
And here’s some …BB Sharks?
Whatever you kids type these days.
This is a REAL LIVE PENGUIN on an office chair belonging to Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon.
“I checked with Elias. Cliff is the first penguin ever to sit in the chair of a Dave Haller tweeted.manager. ,” Rays director of communications
Office penguin. The best kind of penguin. (h/t Deadspin)
my collage in honor of the Hoyes’ birthday. twenty one, bitches!
It’s the Hoye’s 21st Birthday today! Happy Birthday twins!
Roberta Ventriglia photographed this awesome rookery of stenciled penguins who opted to take the railing instead of the stairs.
[via Street Art Utopia]
everything pugs reminds me of finish ticket and nothing else.
Oh. My. Goooddddddd. This animal is called a Quokka and it is the happiest thing on the planet.
Oh god! Oh god! I’m hit! I’m hit! Somebody get a— oh wait I’m fine.
Finish Ticket: best band. So sincere. Bummed they missed Seattle on this tour, but crazy excited for the next time and the new album!
You can still pledge to buy their new album for only $5!!!