I just read this article and my mind is blown. This adorable hedgehog, Betty, has a mysterious skin condition that caused it to lose it's spines. Now when I first read "bald, spineless hedgehog" I thought "spine" as in vertebrae and was a wee bit confused.
Personally, it reminds me of the giant explosive armadillo thing you fight to get the first key to free K.Lumsy in Donkey Kong 64. If anyone actually knows what I'm referring to, I'm sure you'll agree.
See? Adorable. Even if in this photo it kind of looks like an inside out scrotum or something. But poor Betty isn't allowed to go near the hedgehog men-folk because of her vulnerable condition. That and her defect is most likely a genetic condition which could be passed on to any offspring. Poor Betty.
Once again, if you actually read the article you'll notice that the "journalists" working on the ninemsn website don't seem to have even an iota of literary talent, and nor do they have someone to proof read before their articles get posted on my homepage.