Your Garden Hedgehogs

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Re: Your Garden Hedgehogs

Post by Willpar » Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:50 am

Think i probably got two now. Camera picked up one several times last night up in the garden. Seems to have a mark of some sort on its back.

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Re: Your Garden Hedgehogs

Post by Jacksparrow » Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:22 pm

Willpar wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:50 am
Think i probably got two now. Camera picked up one several times last night up in the garden. Seems to have a mark of some sort on its back.
I'm beginning to think your Hogs will not hibernate this winter.

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Re: Your Garden Hedgehogs

Post by Willpar » Tue Feb 02, 2021 1:50 pm

Hedgehog update. Still have one coming in for food. Probably wont hibernate now.

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Re: Your Garden Hedgehogs

Post by Willpar » Tue Feb 16, 2021 8:09 pm

Still the one hedgehog coming in for food. Even when we had sub zero temps.

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Re: Your Garden Hedgehogs

Post by Jacksparrow » Sat May 01, 2021 7:31 pm

I am getting indications a hog is visiting again. I have put some food out just in case. :hedgehog:

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Re: Your Garden Hedgehogs

Post by Willpar » Sat May 01, 2021 9:11 pm

Good JS. Not had an hedgehog here in over two weeks.

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Re: Your Garden Hedgehogs

Post by Butterfly » Sun May 09, 2021 11:09 pm

I thought you always get them Willpar, what happened to your hedgehogs? :unsure: Do you think its because of badgers that are visiting you?

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Re: Your Garden Hedgehogs

Post by Jacksparrow » Mon May 10, 2021 8:23 pm

Butterfly wrote:
Sun May 09, 2021 11:09 pm
I thought you always get them Willpar, what happened to your hedgehogs? :unsure: Do you think its because of badgers that are visiting you?
I don't know what willpar thinks but I would think the badger visit and the Hogs disappearance could well be linked.

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Re: Your Garden Hedgehogs

Post by Willpar » Tue May 11, 2021 11:08 am

Hi all, my hedgehogs have all dispersed due to the visiting badger. I had around four coming in just before the badger made an appearance. Badger has been a regular ever since. Comes in at least twice a week. But came in last night and the night before. So i am not expecting to see any hedgehogs anytime soon. Others feed the hedgehogs around here somewhere as some had markings, so the badger is probably doing the rounds where hedgehog food is put out. Myself i stopped putting out food for the hedgehogs to try and discourage the badger.
I think the long dry spell may have a part to play as the badgers feed mainly on earth worms, and with the dry spell, the worms would go deeper and harder to get. I think that is why the badger has extended it`s range in search for food. Has been raining here lately, but the ground is still not that wet.

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Re: Your Garden Hedgehogs

Post by Butterfly » Tue May 11, 2021 7:37 pm

I never thought I'd utter these words :shake: , but lets hope for some more rain.

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