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Home Forums Champions’ chat Identifying Hedgehogs from their Natural Markings Reply To: Identifying Hedgehogs from their Natural Markings


Hi Nic,
I have had the field camera low down on the patio where the hogs come to feed. Initially I thought it was only one hog visiting but noticed the one had a light area on its forehead and some back prickles. Later realised the hog had an appendage on the abdomen. But it has been there for the 3 weeks I had been filming. I then found you info which was useful. Then one night there was a second hog which resulted in a fracas. I went back through the videos and the one had no head marking on the other hog plus two appendages in a similar place to the first hog. I thought it may be nipples. The second hog has been visiting all along. Only time will tell if it is a nursing females if she brings the hoglets to forage. We think one was under the shed for a while. But there hasn’t been poo around the area for a couple of weeks. Thank you for your help.