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Home Forums Carers / rescuing a hedgehog Advice please – mange or just muck Reply To: Advice please – mange or just muck


I’m not sure if I’m on the right forum but wanted to tell you that I have a heavy heart this morning!
Early yesterday morning around 4.30am there was a hedgehog all curled up on the grass in my back garden near to the food and water I leave out every night! I have a bird feeding station on the patio next to it and there were lots of Magpies and Crows around eating food! My husband and I scared off the birds and waited nearly 45 minutes on the hog to uncurl, it didn’t so we lifted it and put it in one of the houses we have, we gave it water and left it! Last night around 11pm m.y husband checked to see if it was still in the house but it was dead! It had turned around facing the opposite direction and drank all of the water! We think there was sick or poo on the grass where we found it which was a yellow colour! I’m feeling so sad this morning and wondering why it died and if there was anything else we could have done to save it! By the was it was a big size. Thank you!