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Hedgehog head and snout.

Hedgehogs have a pointed head, furless ears, large eyes and the spines stop on the forehead. A hedgehog has a wrinkly snout, a black nose with large nostrils and dark whiskers.  Hedgehogs are primarily an insectivore (eat insects) and use their snout to find prey by smell.

Photograph: Astrid van Meeuwen-Dijkgraaf