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A Tiny Rescue Hedgehog With Fangs Has Become A Famous Instagram Model

His full name is Sir Hodge Huffington the Cricket Slayer, but you can call him Huff for short.

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He's already got more than 4,000 fans on Instagram and counting!


Parker, who lives in Utah, said that Huff is considered a rescue hedgehog because of the terrible environment at his previous residence :(

"Living in Utah (where days in winter are short and cold), seasonal depression is something a lot of people deal with – including myself. I started the Instagram account to share something that made me happy with other people," she said.

At first Parker would share the photographs with friends and family on Facebook, but she created an Instagram account in February after being encouraged to show her photos to more people.


"My Facebook friends and family seemed to enjoy the pictures I was sharing on there, and a few people mentioned I should share the pictures with a bigger audience, so I did," she said.

Parker is not a professional photographer but loves to take photos of her tiny hedgehog. "I have daydreams of pet photography just because I enjoy taking pictures of Huff," she said.


"All hedgehogs have little sharp teeth like Huff," Parker explained. "It seems his may be a little more pronounced, but for the most part I just try to get pictures that show off that cute feature."

"[He also likes] cuddling in my old T-shirt, sleeping, and taking little trips with me to work, to friends' houses, or to the park. And did I mention sleeping?" she said.

Although Huff appears to "prickly and tough" on the outside, Parker said Huff has a "sweet and lovable" personality.

"I think that's why there is such a large fanbase for hedgehogs because people can relate to them," she added.