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Home Forums Hedgehog signs and sightings Oh what a sad day !๐Ÿ˜ข Reply To: Oh what a sad day !๐Ÿ˜ข

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Hi Hettihog

So sorry to hear about the dead hogs. Always horrible to see, and even worse if you are worrying that it’s one of your visitors. You might consider entering them on the Big Hedghog Map. It all goes to help give a better picture of how many hogs really are being killed on the roads and may help other hogs in the future.

The only thing about Big Bruiser is that males have a larger range than females and quite often disappear. I find at this time of year some of the males disappear and don’t seem to return until the next year. Males tend to hibernate earlier than the females – they haven’t had any hoglet duties like the females so are able to put on the necessary fat for hibernation much earlier. They also return earlier – sometimes as much as 2 months difference. Then they have time to fatten up before they start using up all their energy chasing after the females!

Sorry to hear about the dove, as well. You did your best for it and that’s all we can do. Loving wildlife certainly is a mixed blessing. I hope the two youngsters do well.