African Pygmy Hedgehog
Erinaceidae, the hedgehog family.
Least Concern, IUCN.
Southern Saharan Africa.
They inhabit a variety of climates and terrains and are often found in open country with low-growing vegetation.
Hedgehogs apply foamy saliva to their quills. This may serve as: an irritant to predators, a natural insect repellent since they are unable to clean their skin well, or an attractant to potential mates.