Fine haymaking: hay-cargin. Young hedge-hogs are frequently found, four or five in a litter. At five or six days old their spines, (which are then white) grow stiff enough to wound any body’s hands. They, I see, are born blind, like puppies; have small external ears; & can in part draw their skins down over their faces: but are not able to contract thenselves into a ball, as they do for defence when well-grown.
Posted by sydney on Jul 1st, 1769