We were begining to wonder if we would see any visitors this year. Last year, we had 3 different spikey friends in total throughout the year, having had just the one the previous year. A little one arrived quite late in the year (November 10th was the first time we saw him) but seemed to get bigger and bigger each night.
Anyway, thought we heard something the other night (we do have rats, unfortunately, side effect of putting food down for the hedgehogs I guess, and not being too far from a canal) and then saw on Saturday afternoon what we were pretty sure was hedgehog poo on the decking. Saturday night, lo & behold, there he was, wandering around the garden and tucking in to the food we had put down and drinking. Very hungry and thirsty. Checking the night camera on Sunday, I see that there were 2 hedgehogs on the steps at about 3:30 in the morning, and then last night we saw 2 different hogs, one early, about 8pm (which we think is the original visitor from last year and 2 years ago) and then later on a different one which we are taking to be the little one who arrived in November. Not really expecting to see the third one who appeared in the summer last year as they did not get on – a lot of huffing, which ended up with a headbutt and that was the last we saw of him/her.
No idea whether our visitors are boys or girls, but there must be a girl around somewhere as the little one would not have appeared in November 🙂
So happy to have them back.
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