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Home Forums Champions’ chat Can Hedgehogs predict the weather ? Reply To: Can Hedgehogs predict the weather ?


Hello IvanB, I also have a sneaking suspicion that the hedgehogs know more about the weather than we do. I have four hog houses and 2 feeder stations. I also have two blink cameras and 2 larger trail cameras.
I ususally have about 20 odd videos from the Blink cameras, and more than a few when I put the big cameras out. I believe that we have had at least 5 or 6 regular visitors over summer and autumn.
However in the past three weeks our visitors seem to have gone elsewhere. One female hog has decided to stay in one of the houses. In the past 10 days she has been taking mouthfuls of leaves into the house each night (although it has straw in it). She comes out at night then goes back to bed in the house in the morning. The past couple of nights she has popped out for an hour or so then come back to go to bed.
I live in Cornwall where our hogs hibernate later than elsewhere – can it be possible that our disappearing hogs and our resident hog have decided that it is better to hibernate now? Why should that be? hogdevotee