I have to say – I’m not a big fan of the fox / hedgehog combination. Whilst foxes don’t predate hedgehogs as such – they do treat them as sport, chasing them and biting their back legs as they try to run away – and do have a tendency to terrorism them. certainly the rescue that I work alongside has seen a significant increase in the number of hedgehogs suffering injuries from fox attacks on them and has stopped replacing them in these areas once the hogs have been fixed – this is possibly down to the overall increase in fox numbers in urban areas? foxes also carry mange – and this is bad news for hedgehogs and our domestic pets, who can pick it up from the areas that foxes inhabit.
I would be inclined to try and keep the foxes away from hedgehog habits wherever possible.
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