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Really pleased to hear it was a hog not a rat!

The following is a link of what to feed hedgehogs.

You didn’t mention what the left and right boundaries border on to. If they are suitable habitat, or, say, other gardens, you could put holes in them as well. The only problem with having the only hole near a road, is that the hogs are at more risk there.

On one hand, decking doesn’t sound brilliant, but are they able to get underneath it? If so, it might provide potential nesting sites.

For some other things you can do to help hogs in the garden:

The very most important thing for hogs is to provide them with a source of water, preferably 24 hours a day, in case a hog wakes up in the day thirsty. If you don’t have a pond, wide shallow plant saucers are ideal. I would suggest at least 8 inches wide – hogs are experts at tipping water containers over – and not so deep a hoglet could get stuck in it. This is particularly important in this hot dry weather.

Good luck and I hope the hog continues to visit.