Why, Animal?

What’s Really Happening in That Video of Hedgehogs Dressed Like Tiny Sharks?

“Why, Animal?” is a Slate series on the weird tales behind cute creature videos.

“Vicious shark attack,” links read across the internet, and when you click, you see this. Not quite a scene of carnage. But what exactly is going on in this video? It’s hard to get mad at hedgehogs dressed like tiny sharks, but these hedgehogs do, in fact, look kind of mad. And according to one hedgehog ecologist, nothing good is happening here. See the strange truth in a new episode of “Why, Animal?” above.