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    Darcy the flying hedgehog

    Shota Tsukamoto wanted his pet hedgehog, Darcy, to become "the most famous hedgehog in the world." And after capturing Darcy in a series of quirky images for Instagram, he's well on his way to accomplishing that goal: His adorable pet has gained more than 352,000 followers since her Internet debut.

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    Shota Tsukamoto wanted his pet hedgehog, Darcy, to become "the most famous hedgehog in the world." And after capturing Darcy in a series of quirky images for Instagram, he's well on his way to accomplishing that goal: His adorable pet has gained more than 352,000 followers since her Internet debut. Check out more photos of her adventures.

    Darcy squeezes into a cup on Oct. 9.

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    Reflecting -

    Darcy stares at her reflection on Oct. 7.

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    Hiding out -

    Darcy's owner Shota Tsukamato likes to photograph the 3-year-old hedgehog with tiny props to show off her small stature. Here, Darcy hides in a cup on Nov. 18.

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    There once was a hedgehog who lived in a shoe... -

    Tsukamato photographs Darcy in a shoe on Dec. 12.

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    Fruit fiend -

    Darcy is named after the former Smashing Pumpkins bassist D'arcy Wretzky. Here, she poses with apples on Nov. 7.

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    Cutting the deck -

    Darcy rests on a card on Nov. 20. Her owner Tsukamato doesn't like to include captions with his photos, so fans can use their imaginations.

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    Tiny furniture -

    Darcy poses with a small chair and a tin of popcorn on March 13.

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    Sugar rush -

    “I imagine a page from a children’s picture book,” Tsukamato says of his photographs. Here, Darcy poses with candy on Feb. 6.

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    Darcy curls up next to crayons on August 26.

    “I want [the Instagram account] to be a surrealistic story and I even want people to question whether or not Darcy really exists in real life," Tsukamato says.

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    Balancing act -

    Darcy seems to hold up a potted cactus on Nov. 26.

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    Wheeling rainbows -

    Tsukamato encourages would-be pet photographers not to force their pets into particular positions, so the image looks more natural. Here, Darcy seems to twirl a pinwheel on Oct. 26.

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    Snug in a mug -

    Darcy squeezes into a yellow mug on Oct. 3.

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    Story time -

    Tsukamato suggests shooting consecutive photos of a pet to make sure you get the best picture. Here, he photographed Darcy on a book page on May 29.

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    Hedgehog grooming -

    Darcy gets ready for the camera with a little personal care on August 24.

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    Hedgehog vs. hedgehog -

    Darcy eyes hedgehog-printed dinnerware on August 28.

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    Strutting like a peacock -

    Tsukamato frames Darcy in between two peacock feathers on Oct. 1. He has been posting photos of Darcy since May 2011.

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    Back to nature -

    Darcy reclines among pine cones and other woodsy ornaments on Sept. 1.

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    Ice cream fantasies -

    Darcy poses near an illustration of two hedgehogs sharing a tasty treat on July 9.

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    Prickly pineapple -

    Darcy finds her prickly match with a minature pineapple on July 26.

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    Having a ball -

    Darcy curls up in a basket on March 7.

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    Pet on a platter -

    Darcy sprawls out on a polka-dot plate surrounded by mushrooms on Dec. 16.

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