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One of my youngsters was curled up on my drive when I got home from work earlier in the week. I was obviously concerned as it was just after 5pm and it was very warm and sunny. I picked ‘bramble’ up (it was under a bramble) and popped it in a cat carrier with hay, food and water. It eventually uncurled and had a bit of food and a drink so I could have a good look at it. I kept an eye on it until dusk, and my others were due out, then took the carrier out into the garden. Bramble was very alert, bright eyed, and wanting to get out, so I released it in the feeding area, knowing that it had been fed and watered and wasn’t injured.

I arrived home from work yesterday and my next door neighbour said “I saw one of your hedgehogs today, I nearly ran over it over there!” He didn’t know what to do, so picked it up in a towel and put in some undergrowth on my drive. It had gone when he checked later. I’m now thinking that I perhaps shouldn’t have let Bramble go, but it really did look healthy. I’ve been on hog-alert all day with not being at work over the weekend, and have been checking my drive regularly, but not seen anything. I’m kicking myself, I really hope Bramble is ok.