Driver, Spare That Hedgehog

Under cover of night, a diminutive pedestrian crosses the wooded country road. Suddenly white beams of light roar toward him. The stroller instinctively rolls into a spiny ball. Bad move. Splat!

More than 100,000 hedgehogs are flattened on the roads of Britain each year. Of the survivors, thousands limp into the woods to pass the rest of their lives crippled and ill. But other victims are more fortunate. Rescued by Britain's growing legion of hedgehog fanciers, they are gently bundled off to the country's only hedgehog clinic, St. Tiggywinkle's. Named for the hedgehog washerwoman of Beatrix Potter nursery-tale fame, the hospital...