Tracks and signs
Both the front and back feet have five toes, though often only four toes show up on the tracks. The front feet are wider, with the tracks looking like little hands. The back feet are slimmer and longer and leave correspondingly narrower tracks.
Hedgehog footprints left in mud may appear differently.
These can vary depending on the diet of the hedgehog. Generally they are dark brown-grey or black, firm and typically packed with the exoskeletons of invertebrates, such as beetles. They are often found on their own, are roughly cylindrical and sometimes tapered. They can range in length from 15-50mm.