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Home Forums Hedgehog signs and sightings What are the marks? Reply To: What are the marks?

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Hi Spikeytrotter

I’ve just noticed your profile pic and it does look to me as if someone has artificially marked the hog. Whilst an unnecessarily large amount of substance has been used, it is not as bad as many I’ve seen. Hopefully, it will have been water based substance and will eventually wear/wash off. Then, hopefully, whoever did it won’t do it again. I have seen poor hogs who have been re-marked in different places, which leads me to wonder whether the people doing it actually realise it is the same hedgehog or whether they are adding it to their tally as another one.

Hedgehogs can travel 1-2 miles in a night, so that it may not be anyone very near who is doing the marking.

Good luck with the hedgehogs. I hope you continue to get visitors until hibernation.