An overweight hedgehog has begun to shed the pounds after being put on an exercise regime and strict diet at an Aberdeenshire animal clinic.
Named Arbuckle, in reference to rotund silent film actor Fatty Arbuckle, the creature tipped the scales at more than 5lb.
But after slowly reducing his weight through a combination of diet and exercise, Arbuckle has today weighed in at 4.39lbs.
We thought we had better do an Arbuckle update. As you may remember he arrived weighing a whopping 2.335kg and he has…
The New Arc animal sanctuary near Ellon, where he is staying, have said that he is “still very overweight but doing brilliantly” on their Facebook page.
They said: “He is finding walking much easier now although he does get stuck upside down on occasions.”