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Home Forums Hedgehog signs and sightings Marking Hedgehogs? Reply To: Marking Hedgehogs?


Hi all.

Rather like WildCaz last year, this post has prompted me to register here. I’ve been watching a number of hogs in my garden throughout the summer – it’s the first time I’ve seen any in my garden for at least 20 years so I’ve been excitedly sitting out in the garden for 30-60 mins pretty much every night watching them feed.
A couple of nights ago I thought I spotted a mark on one of my visitors, and then last night I could clearly see that two had been clearly marked with rather large stripes.
I’m absolutely furious. Instead of the usual joy at hearing and seeing them, I was left with an overriding feeling of anger that someone feels it’s within their right to selfishly mark them for their own purposes. Over the last few weeks I’ve been watching them as closely as the twilight allows to work out which hog is which, but now that has been taken away as the paintwork is so clearly visible.
Angry angry angry!!!