A hedgehog found in a fire engine building in Weston-super Mare is heading back after spending the winter at an animal rescue centre in Somerset.
Smoky - as he's been appropriately named - had been hiding in a carrier bag where he’d crawled to get some rest. He was young and rather small.
Wildlife experts say hedgehogs born late in the year struggle to put on enough weight to hibernate successfully so he was taken to Secret World Wildlife Rescue in East Huntspill.
Staff found he was underweight and had worms but after he was treated he soon started eating well on his own.
Firefighters at Weston-super-Mare Fire Station are looking forward to their prickly visitor's return.
Smoky should be back home just in time for Hedgehog Awareness Week which runs from 30 April to 6 May 2017. Organised by the British Hedgehog Preservation Society (BHPS), the week highlights the problems hedgehogs face and how you can help them.