Apr 7, 2021
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Hedgehog Skeleton is 🔥

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Margaret Seagull is a taxidermist and osteologist (a person who studies the structure and function of the skeleton and bony structures), and on her Instagram account you can find a variety of taxidermy/osteology related posts (which may make some squeamish).

A recent series featuring the skeleton of a hedgehog, along with its distinctive spine and hollow ‘hairs’ made stiff with keratin, was recently shared on reddit where I came across the series of images.

According to Wikipedia, their spines are not poisonous or barbed and unlike the quills of a porcupine, do not easily detach from their bodies.

[Margaret Seagull on Instagram via reddit]

 

 

Photograph by Margaret Seagull

 

Photograph by Margaret Seagull

 

Photograph by Margaret Seagull

 

Photograph by Margaret Seagull

 

 

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