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10/01/2012 01:06 pm ET

Cute Hedgehog Gets A Belly Rub (VIDEO)

This cute little hedgehog is in a for a treat. Watch as he gets a belly rub and sleepily stretches his arms and legs for the camera. We can hear the "Awwww's!" resonating across the world from here.

Typically a solitary creature, this hedgehog seems to be really relishing the attention.

Ranging from 5 to 12 inches in height and weighing between 14 to 39 ounces, hedgehogs are small enough to fit in palm of your hand, as this little hedgehog displays so clearly. Usually though, they are too prickly to hold and use their spiny exteriors to roll into a ball so that their spines stick out in all directions, blocking predators.

According to the National Geographic, there are 15 species of hedgehogs in Europe, Asia, and Africa.

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