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Home Forums Hedgehog signs and sightings Hibernation Reply To: Hibernation

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Nic

Hi Lu

Sorry no-one replied to you earlier. I think a lot of people ‘hibernate’ from Hedgehog Street when the hogs do! I missed your message until today.

I think the hogs must follow the trails of other hogs to find the food, but they do cover quite large distances foraging for food. At this time of year, I don’t imagine there is much wild food left, so they may well be going further afield. It quite often seems to happen at this time of year that hoglets (some of them quite a bit bigger than others) appear, often after their Mums have gone to hibernate. Last year, there were new hoglets turning up here until the end of November – several weeks after all the adults had disappeared. So my guess would be hoglets, even if some of them may look nearly adult sized.

Most hogs will eventually hibernate, but I have heard of some hogs who have just carried on visiting all winter.

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