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What is a soft release, as opposed to a normal release?

I’ve just got one back from the hedgehog rescue centre (was out at foster in an outdoor hutch) and I picked him up and released him back to my garden a couple of nights ago, as he too was very stressed in the hutch. He is 800g now, was only 430g when I weighed him in November and was riddled with internal parasites.

Apparently, it’s going to be a mild winter, so I wouldn’t worry so much about a 900g hog been released back , I’m sure he’ll be fine.