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Home Forums Hedgehog signs and sightings Is anyone seeing fewer heggies for the time of year? Reply To: Is anyone seeing fewer heggies for the time of year?

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Hi Lilly of the Valley

The number of hogs visiting can depend a bit on whether they are males or females visiting – and that can change from year to year. Some of the males might even be thinking of hibernating now – they tend to hibernate earlier than the females. But also if others in the area are putting out more food and water, any males around may just be visiting other parts of their ranges. They may have decided to hibernate elsewhere. But also since we’ve had a bit of rain, I’ve noticed more worms being caught.

Don’t worry too much. Hopefully they’ll be back next year. But keep looking out for them. Sometimes hoglets appear later in the year, as if from nowhere! But they will probably welcome food and water.

Good luck.