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Busy under the decking

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    Recently I’ve noticed a very busy hedgehog going in and out under the decking at the front of my wee summerhouse . It’s odd as they’ve never bothered much with that part of the garden as it’s quite close to the back door and as I’ve currently got my rabbit hutch in there , I’m in and out the summer house two or three times a day , so it’s not at all a quiet place.
    I’ve moved the trail camera so it’s opposite the decking , interesting to see what this hedgehog gets up to overnight !


    Any footage of hedgehog action?


    Hi Simbo65,

    Just had a look at the camera footage and I sat and watched the hog for a while last night. I think he’s using the decking as cover for getting around the garden, as it’s still light here till well after 10pm . He’s coming down from the top of the garden where the nesting boxes are via the side borders which have a lot of bushes and undergrowth at the moment. He nips under the decking and goes right through it and comes out at the back of the summerhouse , and then up under a large bush to get to the feeding box and water ! A very long way to go round but it means he’s under cover for most of the time, he’s only visible for a few seconds before he goes under the summer house . He’s also being very careful to avoid the big bully hog who I’m sure would struggle to get under the decking .
    No sign of any leaves or bedding being taken in, so no nesting going on under there .
    What a clever wee hog he is !

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