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Old 01-28-2019, 01:16 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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"Don't kiss or snuggle hedgehogs." That's the official warning from the CDC due to a salmonella outbreak, the New York Times reports.

CDC Officially Warns Against Kissing, Snuggling Hedgehogs
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Old 01-28-2019, 02:37 AM
 
Location: Cody, WY
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The CDC also recommends that people wash their hands immediately after touching a dog or cat. They don't like pets.
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Old 01-29-2019, 06:42 AM
 
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OMG too cute!

Must...kiss...and...snuggle...
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Old 01-29-2019, 07:42 AM
 
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"Don't kiss or snuggle hedgehogs." That's the official warning from the CDC due to a salmonella outbreak, the New York Times reports.

CDC Officially Warns Against Kissing, Snuggling Hedgehogs
Okay. Got it. I will immediately add that to my "Don't Do What I Never Considered Doing" list.
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Old 01-29-2019, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Teach an Fhir Bholg
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Okay. Got it. I will immediately add that to my "Don't Do What I Never Considered Doing" list.
Except...I can remember when a woman at work brought in a hedgehog, and probably half the office kitchy-kooed the poor wretch. It would have been sweet revenge had the creature had salmonella.
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Old 01-30-2019, 10:14 PM
 
Location: SWFL
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I heard about this a few days ago and I still can't figure out how a pet gopher can develop salmonella?? They are pets, right?? Very strange.
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Old 01-30-2019, 11:25 PM
 
Location: CA
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sheesh, you can't do anything fun anymore
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Old 01-31-2019, 07:44 AM
 
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Personally, I figure any wild animal is likely to bite or scratch me and I tend to leave them alone. On occasion when I need to handle a wild animal I wear heavy leather gloves. That's not about disease, it's about not having my eyes scratched out or my thumb bitten down to the bone.


If you need a cute animal to cuddle and kiss, get a dog or cat. They like it. Wild animals don't.
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Old Yesterday, 04:16 PM
 
Location: The Driftless Area, WI
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Stupid govt bureaucrats....Got their priorities wrong again....Shouldn't they be warning us against snuggling mountain lions or porcupines long before issuing a warning about hedgehogs?
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Old Today, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Boonies of N. Alabama
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Stupid govt bureaucrats....Got their priorities wrong again....Shouldn't they be warning us against snuggling mountain lions or porcupines long before issuing a warning about hedgehogs?

Probably depends on which one is becoming a popular pet.
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