Police officers called for disturbance find hedgehogs mating

Hedgehogs (illustration) 
By: Wayne Morin

Police were called after a family in Germany, heard loud strange noises outside their home.

Police in Buchenbach, received a call from a man who was disturbed by the of loud panting coming from the entrance of his house, a police spokesman said.

Officers arrived at the home at about 11:00 p.m., but they did not see anything suspicious. After searching the property, officers finally discovered two very unusual suspects, a pair of hedgehogs.

They were mating in a cozy little place under the stairs at the entrance to the house. The act lasted for about 20 minutes, before police disturbed the pair.

After officers turned on their flashlights, the hedgehogs ran away.

If left undisturbed, the act can last several hours. Hedgehogs groan loudly during the act and the male makes most of the noise, a veterinary said.