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SINGAPORE - MARCH 25: Zoo staff show off an African Hedgehog during a media tour ahead of the opening of River Safari at the Singapore Zoo on March 25, 2013 in Singapore. The River Safari is Wildlife Reserves Singapore's latest attraction. Set over 12 hectares, the park is Asia's first and only river-themed wildlife park and will showcase wildlife from eight iconic river systems of the world, including the Mekong River, Amazon River, the Congo River through to the Ganges and the Mississippi. The attraction is home to 150 plant species and over 300 animal species including 42 endangered species. River Safari will open to the public on April 3. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

Apparently too much hedgehog sex is currently a thing in Germany.

Straight out of the Bizarre Files:


The Guardian explains that the German emergency phone number 110 is getting an overwhelmingly high number of complaints about the same thing: hedgehogs having noisy sex.

Police in Germany have been getting numerous calls about noise complaints, and many times it’s just the animals going at it. This is very common in the summer months as it is currently hedgehog mating season.

“Hedgehogs are capable of making a range of sounds from a quiet snuffling to hissing, snarling, purring, whistling, clicking, and even loud screaming, which is what sometimes gets them mistaken for excited or distressed humans.”

Hedgehog mating season, which is called “hedgehog carrousel” or Igelkarussell, lasts from April to September.

Fun fact: The official term for a hedgehog’s extracurricular activities is called Igelsex. And yes there is now a #Igelsex hastag on Twitter.

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