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I have a late feeding visitor who turned up a couple of weeks ago. I was initially worried about “discoloured” spines as a sign of disease, then realised it had probably been marked. I suppose it might have squeezed under a fence and rubbed off some paint, but is probably someone “keeping score”. If so this is really pointless and possibly harmful.

It is not very helpful that the Pat Morris book, for example, describes, at length, marking systems: irresponsible. Well intentioned people maybe feel legitimised to do this to see how many hogs they have visiting.

Can Hedgehog Street please pointedly discourage their readers from doing this?