I don’t know about this

In college my roommate and I live in a dormitory with ancient hydronic heating. Each room as a radiator that linked to a large boiler anywhere in the basement and the people I was with and I could turn or radiator off or on however that was about the extent of the temperature control. One of our study buddies had come over for study time one afternoon and she brought her pet hedgehog with her. All of us weren’t supposed to have any pets in our rooms however the little hedgehog could be hidden under a coat so no one notices. Besides, they don’t make much noise. I have to admit, the people I was with and I were having more fun enjoying the hedgehog explore the room rather than studying. And then a near catastrophe happened. The hedgehog crawled underneath the radiator and went to sleep. The radiator was on and honestly hot however the space was just large enough for a hedgehog and the people I was with and I couldn’t fit our hands under to get the critter. She turned off the radiator so it would not get any more heat from the boiler while the people I was with and I poked and prodded the hedgehog with hangers. Finally, out of desperation, our study buddy dumped a cup of cold water on her pet with the hopes of keeping it from roasting to death. The hedgehog instantly got worried and walked out from under the radiator. It was wet and miserable however seemed to be completely unharmed.  I don’t suppose any of us l gained much from our books that day. All of us only l gained that hedgehogs and hydronic heating don’t mix well. All of us were just blissful for the cheerful ending, who cares about our midterms?

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