Next time you’re kept awake at night by the moans and groans of your flatmate getting lucky, just be grateful you don’t live with a pair of horny hedgehogs.
A man realised he had hedgehogs for housemates when two of the animals began mating extremely loudly in his home in Büchenbach, near Nuremberg in Germany.
Their lovemaking was so passionate – and noisy – that the homeowner called police to report the mysterious ‘loud panting’ noise.
After searching the entire building for the source of the sound, officers were surprised when they eventually caught the two hedgehogs in the act.
The romantic encounter had been going on for about 20 minutes when the couple were interrupted.
The expert added: ‘Hedgehogs groan loudly during the act and the male makes most of the noise.’
When their lovemaking was disturbed by the light of the officers’ torches, the embarrassed animals fled immediately.