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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)


Hi Penny, sorry to hear you’re also worried about your local prickles. A couple of things come to mind as a possible cause. Firstly, when we’ve had rain we usually find the hogs when around, don’t eat as much as usual, they are finding their own natural food source. Secondly, could it be that the males are running a mock trying to find females for a second late breeding frenzy, other females could be nesting perhaps. Lastly, fields are being ploughed at the moment, hogs could be in there searching for worms…………. all could offer a bit of a diversion but I wouldn’t think it would cause a total diversion of so many hogs. We had been putting down four large bowls of hog food each night, sometimes they needed topping up before we went to bed. Nothing is left in the morning. This last week all the food has gone untouched. Last night I reduced the bowls down to one, again untouched. Regards the link you provided, I found a skin of a poor hog around seven years ago around the corner from our house. I was shocked to find such an item, I first thought a person was to blame, but googled it and found it would be a badger.