Rescued, the rare albino hedgehogs given a new home
Two tiny albino hedgehogs, named Tughall and Albie, have been rescued in Northumberland.
Two albino hedgehogs have been rescued in Northumberland.
All white now - the animals were dropped off at Carole Catchpole's home in Longframlington within one month of each other.
Tughall and Albie are now living with Carole and 400 normal coloured hedgehogs, until they're healthy enough to be released back into the wild.
Carole, who set up the Northumbrian Hedgehog Rescue Trust in 1998, said it was "amazing" to see two in such a short time after never seeing one in her 16 years of caring for them.
She added: "We have to be very careful we do the right thing." Although Albie and Tughall were found in such a short space of time, Carole does not think they're related as they were found 13 miles (20km) apart, a "considerable distance" for hedgehogs.
They have white fur, pink skin and red eyes, because albinos lack any pigmentation.
The prickly pair are very rare and have been named Tughall and Albie.