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Home Forums Hedgehog tales Shock in the night with Hedgehog and Badger (hedgie okay) Reply To: Shock in the night with Hedgehog and Badger (hedgie okay)

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Hi snufflewoofs

Welcome to the Forum. Sounds like that hedgehog had a lucky escape. Not what you want to happen at 2 a.m. I understand that badgers are becoming more common in urban areas, but it does emphasise the importance of the hogs having access from garden to garden, without having to go outside. Such a difficult decision whether to go downstairs or stay and shout, but sounds like you made the right choice for the hog.

Keep an eye out for the hog just in case the badger broke the skin – not easy to see, with all those prickles! – in case it feels poorly later on. You may not recognise that specific hog, but if you see a hog looking unwell, get it checked by a hog rescue or vet.

Glad to hear your garden is safely badger proof and hope you don’t see any more badgers anywhere near any hogs. If your gardens aren’t already linked by hog holes that would be a useful thing to do – as long as the gardens you are connecting to are badger proof too.