Welcome to the “In Search of Water” blog site! Here you will see the chronicled events of the project leading up to the team’s departure from the United States and then daily while the team is in Africa. Feel free to comment on the posts as it is a great encouragement to the team and a great way to share in the experience together.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Good Luck Tondoro (hedgehog)

We had to cut a new road to the borehole site so many men went out with machetes and hatchets. One man found this creature that we think is a hedgehog but they call a tondoro. It is a symbol of very good things to happen in the area it is found. Everyone was very encouraged. I guess God can even work through a hedge hog!


Queen Cindy said...

Awwwww....Ryan and Isaiah would love a new pet!

Anonymous said...

Does the hedgehog make any noises? Haha!

Anonymous said...

Hedgehogs are good for the garden. They eat insects, snails, snakes, frogs, berries and etc. Their spines are actually hollow hairs hardened by keratin. Rolling into a ball protects them from predators,except for the birds with talons.(there are other predators also) When I took care of educational animals at the zoo, the Hedgehog was my favorite. They grunt, snuffle or squeal depending on the species. Hedgehogs tend to be alone except for mating. They are nocturnal but occasionally roam around during the day. This little guy would be good in the crop area.

Anonymous said...

I think the zoo Hedgehog was a Pygmy Hedgehog. Capturing hedgehogs is illegal but the United States has an abundance of pets. I read how to take care of a pet hedgehog. Buy tear-free shampoo, a soft toothbrush and fill the sink or tub with water and let it swim around. Shampoo the underside of the belly and quils. Their nails have to be trimmed also but be careful not to cut the quick. Hedgehogs well taken care of can live for 10 years. Everything you always wanted to know but were afraid to ask. !!!!!!