At 3 pm on Sunday, several people on the football field of Bråten park in Mariestad witnessed something terrible.
A group of five or six teenagers are said to have stepped on something at the edge of the fence – which stuck with them. When the witnesses arrived at the scene, they found a seriously injured hedgehog.
Witness: “It’s scary to see how he looks”
An anonymous witness informs Mariestads-Tidningen about the startling discovery.
– It was terribly received, but it was breath taking. Unfortunately, he died a little later. It was scary to see what it looked like, it was almost impossible to see it was a hedgehog, the witness says.
The deceased hedgehog was sent to the Swedish Veterinary Institute for examination.
– We want the incident to be investigated and the incident reported to the police. The witness says animals should not be treated this way.