A hedgehog is recovering after surviving a spin in a 40-degree washing machine cycle.
The female creature was nicknamed Lucky by staff who have been caring for her at the Brent Lodge wildlife hospital, near Chichester, in West Sussex.
Hospital manager Penny Cooper said the hedgehog wandered into a private home and burrowed into a pile of washing that was then put into the machine.
...."We monitored her [at the hospital] to make sure there was no chest infection and none of the water had gone into her lungs," she said.
"She didn't seem disorientated, she was fine, and very clean....