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Hi Annker

I have come to the conclusion that hogs like some fairly short grass to forage on, but not too short.

But when, for instance, the council comes to cut long grass on verges, etc. it can be bad news for hedgehogs and other wildlife unless they check that there are none present before they use strimmers, etc. Hedgehogs can get really terrible injuries from strimmers and the like – sometimes fatal.

Two of my hog visitors have made their way to my garden with strimmer injuries at different times. One had to be put down because the injury was so bad – the other is currently at the wildlife hospital – hopefully with a chance of recovery. Still bad news for that hog, as it has to be kept in captivity until the deep wound heals, which for a wild hog is not good news.

It is a serious message that needs to get out there. Grass should always be checked for wildlife, before cutting.

Pleased to hear that Benny is visiting regularly.