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Hi HogHosp

Yes, I know what you mean re. the chemicals many people spray on their gardens. Which makes it all the more important that we pass on the word about gardening in a hedgehog/wildlife friendly way and linking gardens. I suspect hedgehogs do not even cross many people’s mind when they are spraying these chemicals – many of which I, personally, think are pretty pointless anyway! Thankfully, the hedgehogs have more than slugs to eat in my garden as well as some other suitable habitat nearby.

Re. the over-weight hog. Yes, I was talking about just the one hog. I have understood it to be the case that “usually hogs won’t over-eat”.

I have, myself, more than one winter, had non-hibernating hedgehogs visiting here and have gone to great lengths to ensure there was food for them all night, every night through the winter, if they came for it. Not an easy matter with ‘Houdini’ cats – who could get into boxes, which most people would claim were cat proof, as well as a rat! Not everything always turns out as easily as we may like it to be!