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Last Updated: Tuesday February 09 2010 16:23 GMT

Chubby hedgehogs put on a diet

A chubby hedgehog

Porky hedgehogs put on diet

A group of hedgehogs have been put on a strict low-calorie diet because they were in danger of getting too podgy to roll into a ball.

The Scottish SPCA has been looking after them since the freezing weather back in December and January.

The 10 hedgehogs put on weight because the cold snap meant they had to spend longer than usual at the rescue centre.

The centre said they're "a bit on the chubby side" and must slim down before they're released back into the wild.