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Home Forums Hedgehog signs and sightings Still very active and eating for England! Reply To: Still very active and eating for England!

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Hi Hettihog

I completely agree re. the naming. The same with any animal – so much easier than saying the one with ….. and …

Yes, not saying he would have been making advances, just maybe. I once had a quite large male here, who started making advances to a really quite small female hoglet. I thought she might be frightened of this huge (to her) hog who kept circling her, but she didn’t seem to mind. Of course it was never going anywhere. But it wasn’t a one off, it was repeated over several nights. Always the same hoglet. Must have been a very precocious hoglet! He was one of the males a bit lower down the ‘pecking order’, although most of the other males had already left for hibernation. But, maybe he thought that was the only chance he would get to do a bit of hog ‘dancing’.

Yes, you’re right, of course. It’s more important that they are fit and well for winter than if they are male or female.