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Home Forums Hedgehog signs and sightings Just discovered a family of hedgehogs living in the garden Reply To: Just discovered a family of hedgehogs living in the garden

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Hi HappyHogWatcher

Welcome to the Forum. Really pleased to hear about all the hedgehogs there. Although slightly worried that abandoned houses don’t always stay abandoned so it would be really good if you could make your garden as hog friendly as possible in anticipation of that one being cleared one day. There are some handy tips at:
Maybe you could encourage your neighbours to do the same and link all the gardens?

I’m not sure what you mean by screaming, but are you sure it was the hedgehogs. It’s not something I’ve heard, but I tend to watch the hogs from inside the house and haven’t ever heard anything like that on my cams. Perhaps someone else will be able to throw more light on it. But, some years ago I heard a ‘screaming’ sound and rushed out thinking something was attacking one of the hogs, only to find that it was one of the hogs who had found an unfortunate fledgling on the ground and killed it. I think it was the fledgling ‘screaming’. I think the fledgling may have had something wrong with it, but yes, cute hedgehogs will kill something if they come across it like that.

Is there any chance that there could be foxes around as well?

Anyway, you are so lucky to have hoglets there. I hope they all grow up to be strong healthy hogs! Keep us posted about their progress.