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Hedgehog Champion Could Be The Cutest Job Around

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Hedgehogs are ridiculously cute. 

It's hard to deny, especially when they're curling up into balls, snoring, or getting stuck in teacups and other household items.

So how about working with the adorable critters, day in and day out?

It sounds like a nature lover's dream job. And it could be, if they're willing to move to eastern England for the next two years.

The Suffolk Wildlife Trust is searching for someone to become the town of Ipswich's hedgehog champion. 

"We are looking for an inspirational individual who will be the face of hedgehog conservation in Ipswich," the charity states on its website.

But, sadly, not any old hedgehog fan can apply for the job, which pays about $31,800 per yearWith the town recently being hailed as a hedgehog hotspot, the charity wants the successful applicant to, among other things, create a "street by street network" so that the animals can easily move around.

The Suffolk Wildlife Trust is searching for someone to become a hedgehog champion for town of Ipswich in eastern England.
The Suffolk Wildlife Trust is searching for someone to become a hedgehog champion for town of Ipswich in eastern England.

"Experience of ecological surveying, leading and developing community-based conservation activities and engaging effectively with a wide range of people is essential," the advertisement adds.

Applications must be in by July 13.

Despite the reported healthy hedgehog numbers in Ipswich, the United Kingdom as a whole has seen a 30 percent decrease in the animals in the last decade alone. Only 1 million are believed to remain.

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