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Hi, can anyone please advise ?
For the first time in 20 years of living here in urban Manchester, I was delighted to find a hedgehog in my garden last Autumn so I started leaving food and water out each evening and ended up with 3 hogs visiting regularly. My husband built a hedgehog house and to our delight, they started to use it and we have left it alone since then. However, last night at 8.30pm, I saw a really big hedgehog out, taking the food. This morning, I carefully lifted the lid of our hog house and found a large hog in there, buried under the hay. I couldn’t see any movement so I don’t know if it is asleep or dead. I am assuming it is the same one I saw last night out and about in our garden because of it’s size. Should I check the hog house tonight to see if it is unoccupied and if so, should I clean it out and replace the hay with fresh ?