Thank you for all your detailed and extremely useful information.
We had always tried to identify the hedgie by their bulk and markings
of their spines. Never thought of the connection with horses and facial
features. I have copied your profile piccy and will try to identify individual
hedgies facially in the future.
Quite alot of people talk about watching the hedgies at night. I have tried
the bino’s and lights on, but it is a poor substitute to a camera. Our hedgies
tend to avoid lights. Once flashed with a torch they tend to do a runner at the first opportunity, once the light is off them. They also seem to have a preference for the surface they are on. Ours prefer the garden grass surface to a flagged patio one. We have quite a large area of shale and stone out
to the front of the house, down the side to the garages and partially as a path to the rear. Ours tend to stick to the grassy areas to the rear, side and front lawns. Maybe this is a Gloucestershire tendency or trait of our hedgies.