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    hoglet (rare) - Ferkel / junger Igel

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    hoglet (rare) Brit. - Ferkel / junger Igel

    Beispiele/ Definitionen mit Quellen

    1A small or young hog or pig; a piglet.
    2A young or baby hedgehog.

    Unrelated male and female hoglets for sale, I have male grey pinto, male brown pinto, female chocolate and female brown ready to leave looking for...
    (with pictures)

    Never a boar-ing moment for Gloucestershire weekly
    by HoldTheFrontPage StaffPublished 28 Jan 2010
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    Staff at a weekly newspaper office had an unusual visitor this week when they met the new mascot of a local wildlife group.
    Ella, a ten-day-old wild boar hoglet, enjoyed a bowl of cornflakes on reporter Alex Winter’s desk as she was introduced to staff of The Forester office in Cinderford.

    not found in the M-Webster
    Verfasser jamqueen (1129860) 15 Nov. 16, 18:45
    Cambridge, Macmillan, Chambers, Longman und AHD haben das auch nicht gelistet ... nur :

    a young hedgehog

    #1Verfasserno me bré (700807) 15 Nov. 16, 18:52
    Kontext/ Beispiele
    Hedgehogs are the only British mammal with spines. When threatened they will roll into a tight ball, with the spines providing sharp protection from predators. Young hedgehogs are born with soft spines under the skin to protect mum, with a second set of spines emerging within days. One peculiarity to all hedgehogs is the way they cover their spines in foamy saliva, the reason why they do this remains a mystery although it has been suggested it might be a sexual attractant, or be used to reduce parasites, or as additional protection. Hedgehogs aren't fussy when it comes to food: worms, slugs, frogs and even bird eggs can be taken during a two kilometre nightly forage, a resistance to adder venom can also put this snake on the menu.

    Did you know?
    The name for a baby hedgehog is a hoglet.

    Is there a word for a Baby Hedgehog?

    Until relatively recently there was no well established word for a baby hedgehog. Although the word kit had occasionally been used and sometimes pup or piglet, most books about mammals just called them baby or young hedgehogs.

    However, by the early 1990s the word hoglet (or sometimes hedgehoglet) had been introduced and this word seems to have been in general use among those with an interest in hedgehogs since at least the mid-1990s.

    it's rare and not common knowledge but it is correct
    #2Verfasserjamqueen (1129860) 15 Nov. 16, 19:26
    Kontext/ Beispiele
     1. A small or young hog or pig; a piglet.In quot. 1889: a groundhog (woodchuck), Marmota monax.
    1611   J. Florio Queen Anna's New World of Words   Porcastro, a Porkelet, a Hoglet, a Porklin.
    1889   Lima (Ohio) Daily Times 4 Feb. 2/1   The ground hog saw his shadow, Saturday and sought retirement. Chief of Police Harley was one day ahead of his hoglet in seeing his.
    1901   Daily Herald (Delphos, Ohio) 18 Mar. 4/2   Armed with a pair of pincers, he went after the tooth, after securing ‘his hoglet’... Piggy resented the liberties taken and closed its teeth on the inexperienced dentist's hand.
    1972   P. Matthiessen Tree where Man was Born 29/1   A sow wart hog with five hoglets..rushed off in a single file at the scent of man.
    2003   J. E. McKenna Southern Fire (2006) xvii. 418   As Kheda spoke, a couple of striped hoglets emerged from the underbrush, little noses rooting in the leaf litter.
     2. A young or baby hedgehog.
    1949   Afr. Wild Life July 72   If it was a coldish day the hoglets crawled in under their straw-bedding.
    1989   Market Drayton Advertiser 4 Aug. 11/1   After a lengthy and exhaustive survey, particularly amongst members, the British Hedgehog Preservation Society has announced a name for the offspring—hoglets.
    2007   Independent 28 Nov. (Extra section) 10/1   Baby hedgehogs are born with very soft, pliable spikes... These quickly harden to provide protection for the hoglet.
    Supported, except that I disagree with the "rare" tag in connection with young hedgehogs. I don't think it's safe to infer from the absence of the term in Cambridge, Macmillan, Chambers and Longman that it's rare (I wouldn't expect to find the British English meaning in AHD). Maybe those dictionaries simply don't update their entries as often as the OED online and oxforddictionaries.com. The OED online added the entry in 2010 with citations going back to 1949. There are numerous occurrences on reputable UK sites. As stated in #2, "the word hoglet ... seems to have been in general use among those with an interest in hedgehogs since at least the mid-1990s." I can't imagine any of the hundreds of hedgehog rescue centres in the UK not using the term "hoglet". The term might not be "common knowledge" (though I might even dispute that), but then neither are the terms for e.g. male and female swans. The fact that a term is not "common knowledge" or is relatively new (60-odd years old) does not make it "rare" imho. We might as well put all the technical terminology unknown to the majority of English native speakers into the "rare" category otherwise:-).
    #3VerfasserAnne(gb) (236994) 16 Nov. 16, 00:33
    that's fine by me. I added (rare) as an afterthought.

    @ Anne. What do you think about the "piglet" meaning?
    #4Verfasserjamqueen (1129860) 16 Nov. 16, 11:26
    Kontext/ Beispiele
    An orphaned baby hedgehog is now thriving after being rescued from likely death. The five-day old hoglet, named Fintan, was taken in by the Hedgehog Rescue Dublin on 29 June, after being found alone in a stable yard in Dublin.

    Hedgehogs are Britain's only spiny animal. [...] They start breeding in April and the young (hoglets) are born around June.

    Rescued hoglet siblings, Trouble 1, Trouble 2 and Trouble 3, wait for a feed at Shepreth Hedgehog Hospital

    A hedgehog hospital is looking for volunteers to rear hoglets until they are ready to be released in the spring.

    So the hoglet, Prickles, stayed with Mrs. Righini, whose impromptu hedgehog rescue operation eventually grew into a full-fledged hospital for sick, injured, orphaned or distressed hedgehogs.

    Hedgehog trivia: What is a baby hedgehog called? It’s called a hoglet! Isn’t that adorable?
    I agree, this word for a baby hedgehog isn't rare. It is rarely found in AE sources because the animal itself is not native to North America and only present as a pet (or in a zoo, maybe), so we rarely have a need to write about hedgehogs or hoglets.
    #5VerfasserNorbert Juffa (236158) 16 Nov. 16, 21:42
     t#5 he animal itself is not native to North America

    Leo bildet! Das wusste ich nicht und hätte es auch nicht vermutet. Wer frißt denn dann die Schnecken, oder habt ihr die auch nicht?
    #6VerfasserSpinatwachtel (341764) 17 Nov. 16, 10:09
    Den Pfunden von Schnecken nach zu urteilen, die wir in manchen Jahren aus unserem Garten entfernen (bevor sie auch noch die letzte Blüte abgenagt haben), haben die Schnecken im nördlichen Kailfornien leider keine natürlichen Feinde. Vielleicht sind es auch keine einheimischen Schnecken?

    Es gibt im Garten an wilden Besuchern Waschbären, Opossums, Skunks, graue Eichhörnchen. Offenbar alles keine Schneckenfresser. Dazu noch Krähen.
    #7VerfasserNorbert Juffa (236158) 17 Nov. 16, 10:25
    Waschbären sind Allesfresser und ernähren sich zu ungefähr 40 Prozent von pflanzlicher Kost, zu 33 Prozent von Weichtieren und zu 27 Prozent von Wirbeltieren.
    Opossums sind Allesfresser. Sie ernähren sich sowohl von Insekten, kleinen Wirbeltieren und Aas als auch von pflanzlichem Material wie Früchten und Körnern.
    Skunks sind opportunistische Allesfresser, die aber vorwiegend fleischliche Nahrung zu sich nehmen. So erbeuten sie kleine Säugetiere wie Nagetiere und Hasen, Vögel, Echsen, Schlangen und Lurche, aber auch Insekten und andere Wirbellose. Als Beikost verzehren sie pflanzliches Material wie Früchte, Nüsse und Knollen. (alles Wikipedia)

    Zumindest bei den Waschbären besteht die Chance, dass sie Eure Schnecken fressen - vielleicht müsst Ihr alles andere, was ihnen schmeckt, aus dem Garten entfernen oder schützen? :)
    #8Verfasservirus (343741) 17 Nov. 16, 11:01
    we have flat, pale slugs in our garden in Jamaica. The "little" darlings are about 10-15 cm long..... but we have a resident mongoose so I'm hoping it helps keep them down.
    #9Verfasserjamqueen (1129860) 17 Nov. 16, 11:26
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