Your Garden Hedgehogs

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Re: Your Garden Hedgehogs

Post by peregrine » Fri Jun 20, 2014 10:36 am

Never had a Hedgehog in my garden and can't remembers the last time I saw one. A very long time ago.

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Re: Your Garden Hedgehogs

Post by Jacksparrow » Fri Jun 20, 2014 8:46 pm

Some friends of ours who live in the same town as us but not close by have in past years kept a fairly tidy back garden but his years owing to back problems the gardening has fell to the husband rather than his wife. Now, his level of gardening falls well short of what has gone before and when we visited last we were having a laugh about this and they mentioned they had a Hedgehog visiting for the first time since they'd lived there(about 25 years). Anyway they decided to leave some cat food around to see if it was taken. It was. Earlier this week they went out to leave some more food and the Hog turned up with 4 Hoglets. :) They are delighted to be helping mum out with her brood but are now worrying as to what will happen if they go on holiday next week with no feeding plan in hand. I have told them not to be too concerned as the hogs will find other food.

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Re: Your Garden Hedgehogs

Post by nuthatch » Sat Jun 21, 2014 12:35 pm

:hedgehog: Wow - great story, Jacksparrow - shame about your friend's back :( but lovely to see the family of hedgies :woohoo:

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Re: Your Garden Hedgehogs

Post by Placido » Sat Jun 21, 2014 9:33 pm

Been preaching this for years 'n' years - Mother Nature abhors an artificially tidy garden. It's unnatural.
Your friend's exciting new experience is testament to that, Jacksparrow.

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Re: Your Garden Hedgehogs

Post by Willpar » Sun Jun 22, 2014 8:26 am

This is a situation where friendly neighbours can come in handy.

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Re: Your Garden Hedgehogs

Post by Willpar » Mon Jun 23, 2014 8:27 am

Couple of videos from last night.



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Re: Your Garden Hedgehogs

Post by nuthatch » Mon Jun 23, 2014 2:20 pm

:D

The first one is a size - do you think it could be with hoglet? :hedgehog:

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Re: Your Garden Hedgehogs

Post by Willpar » Mon Jun 23, 2014 5:41 pm

Can never tell nuthatch. Could be it is just a large hedgie.

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Re: Your Garden Hedgehogs

Post by Jacksparrow » Mon Jun 23, 2014 8:11 pm

What are you using to weigh down the feeding station?

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Re: Your Garden Hedgehogs

Post by Willpar » Tue Jun 24, 2014 7:53 am

Hi, jacksparrow. I am using garden path edging, the concrete ones. Just right for the job.

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