and I thought I should set things straight
I asked a staff member to confirm whether it was just a rumor, and the response can be read here:comments.deviantart.com/4/2204…
basically there is no danger if you use your common sense around the internet
also, update on the hedgehog in our garden: it MIGHT be a pregnant female! I sure hope the neighbourhood cats stay away because baby hedgehogs are VERY fragile... and I'd love to see them. if I ever get to see them, I'll post pictures.