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Home Forums Hedgehog signs and sightings Our hedgehogs haven't been for 5 nights running…. Reply To: Our hedgehogs haven't been for 5 nights running….


This situation is symptomatic of a phenomena known to us hogaholics as “hedgehogs being hedgehogs”. They do sometimes just all seem to vanish at about the same time for absolutely no apparent reason and then suddenly all reappear (usually just when you’ve given up hope).

Mine did it this year for about 3 weeks and are now back with a vengeance and being much naughtier than they were earlier this year. This leads me to suspect they were all at training camp for radicalised hedgehogs and have come back armed with new ideas of how to behave badly.

So it is just something that hedgehogs do sometimes. They may have found a new playground or restaurant which they try for a while and then decide it’s not up to much, put a bad review on Trips Advisor then they come back.

Don’t expect a postcard while they are away and you’d better make sure your facilities are up to scratch for their return or they’ll poo on your doorstep.