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Home Forums Hedgehog signs and sightings Elusive, stealthy – yet very tempting Reply To: Elusive, stealthy – yet very tempting


Hi Wildlifehaven,

All I can say is, remember that iconic Kit Kat advert, you know, the one with the guy trying to photograph the pandas at the zoo. I am sure that the inspiration for that came from a frustrated camera man (or woman!) trying to get a glimpse of the ever elusive hedgehog! You can sit there all night without as much of a glimpse, but as soon as your back is turned for 5 minutes, they’ve emptied a whole dish of food and disappeared again off into the night. And of course, there is also the controversial invisibility cloak, which some of us hardened hog watchers know only too well that they have access to. At least you got to see some bats, I am told by my other half that they are there, but they refuse to come out whenever I am about.

As for the cats, I find it very amusing to watch them trying their hardest to gain access to all those tasty biscuits, knowing full well that at last we have managed to outwit them. They may get their paws on the odd stray morsel from underneath that the hogs have thrown around, but the bowls are just that bit too tall to be dragged out…Ha! Ha! Ha! I just wish that the hogs would leave their little parcels on the lawn and not insist on leaving them all in the feeding station…the reason why ours doesn’t have a floor.

Oh, I almost forgot last night’s antics; one of the hogs was caught on camera actually moving the dish on the doorstep well out of range, so the only footage after that was a continuous procession of cats past an empty bowl. The little beggars are determined not to let us into their world…Happy hog watching! 🙂