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I was returning from my Sabbath walk on this path in the wilderness just an hour ago, lamenting that I had found no animals to post for today's Camera Critters meme.
Just then the little kipod and his severed head in the grass caught my eye.
With a stick I rolled him onto the path and saw it was a fresh kill.
The grass was trampled down for about a meter around him.
There must have been a struggle.
Actually, I had noticed a hawk flying off as I was coming up the path . . .
It was getting dark. I said a few funeral-type words, told the hedgehog to go in peace, walked on, and hoped the hawk would at least return to finish its dinner.