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“The dominant male will biff all others, the second one will be biffed by the dominant one but will biff all the others, and so on.”

Sorry Nic, but your description of the pecking order just so reminds me of this: πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
‘Big fleas have little fleas upon their back to bite them, little fleas have lesser fleas and so on ad infinitum’

There will always be one-upmanship! πŸ™‚ As you say the behaviour is fascinating. Have witnessed the biffing and skidding (scary but no damage seems to occur) but thankfully not the shaking. I’m still a fairly novice hedgehog friend but there is always more aggression in the springtime (when the testerone is rising!) Come the Autumn when survival is forefront in the hog frontal lobes they seem happy to gather three or four together to stuff their little snouts with the bounty that mysteriously appears every night.