Sunday 14 September 2014
The first time we saw the hedgehog it was daylight. We were fascinated and he didn’t seem bothered by us so we brought him some cat food (they like this) on a Bart Simpson plate. He ate all of it, noisily. We let Lyra give him the food as she was the one who spotted him in the undergrowth behind the swing. Here are some pictures of him.
We are assuming it is a boy hedgehog for no apparent reason – no gender identification has been attempted. We did some research and discovered that if hedgehogs are out in the daylight they could be struggling an it is likely that they are from a late litter. They should be monitored and weighed (tricky) and a hedgehog specialist should be contacted if concerned. See The British Hedgehog Preservation Society for more information.
More chapters to follow. Are you interested to know what happens to the little fellow?