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New Zealand’s Dangerous Hedgehogs

First you had violent rapist wombats in New Zealand and now you have dangerous hedgehogs:

A man in New Zealand has been charged with using a hedgehog as a weapon, the New Zealand Herald has reported.

Police said William Singalargh, 27, had hurled the hedgehog about 5m (16ft) at a 15-year-old boy.

“It hit the victim in the leg, causing a large, red welt and several puncture marks,” said Senior Sgt Bruce Jenkins, in the North Island town of Whakatane.

It was unclear whether the hedgehog was still alive when it was thrown, though it was dead when collected as evidence.

The police spokesman said the suspect was arrested “for assault with a weapon, namely the hedgehog.” [BBC – via Tim Blair]

And here I was thinking Australia had dangerous animals. ;-)

Fortunately it looks like the Social Primate didn’t run into any rapist wombats or deadly flying hedgehogs during his recent trip to New Zealand.

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