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Home Forums Hedgehog signs and sightings Lots of hogs last year – now no sightings Reply To: Lots of hogs last year – now no sightings


Hi jimfoz

Yes i have had the same experience, had hogs here last 4-5 years, last year actually have photo of 8 feeding together (not incuding 3 new hoglets).

One long term 3-legged resident ‘Hop-a-long’ had been out to feed every night since Xmas!!! but very sadly had to be put to sleep 2 weeks ago when i found him on his side breathing heavily after eating, he was very poorly.

Since losing Hop-a-long, there have been no visiting hogs, the food i kept putting out sometimes remained and other times gone but fox/cats?. I couldnt work it out, why would all of them disappear?

Two nights ago – I saw a hedgehog, eating in same old place, – i was surprised quite how happy it made me. Tonight 3 hogs, big ones, eating and hanging around, loud snuffling and possibly ‘flirting’ behaviour.

Dont give up hope, i dont understand why they were absent so long, after so many years, of course more research and info would have helped maybe., anyone recomendations?

One good thing resulting from losing Hop-a-long, our garden is now on the list for releasing autumn juveniles/recovered hogs from my local vet.