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Dead Hedgehogs in Derby (Heatherton)

Home Forums Hedgehog signs and sightings Dead Hedgehogs in Derby (Heatherton)

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    We have been getting up to 4 hogs in our garden including two hoglets but sightings have reduced recently and less food is being taken. I have seen two dead hogs on a roundabout about 100m away from us, the latest one last night, which were perhaps the ones we were seeing though I hope not! I think they are attracted by the open space near our garden thats next to the roundabout. I hope its not the breeding female and thus we can get another litter next year. I dont know of any way to try and keep them out of harms way. Any suggestions?

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    Hi Palladium

    So sorry to hear about the dead hedgehogs – very sad. You may like to honour their memory by entering them on the Big Hedgehog Map (accessed via the home page of Hedgehog Street). This, amongst other things, helps to give a fuller picture of how hedgehogs are dying and may help towards safety measures, such as road signs, etc. in the future and be of help to other hedgehogs.

    There isn’t anything we can do directly to keep them out of harms way. They are wild animals and have to be allowed to be wild and free. Linking gardens, however, can potentially make it less likely that they will need to go on the roads to find sufficient suitable habitat. So if there is anything you can do to encourage people in your area to make holes under their fences, that would be a great help to the hedgehogs. Also encouraging people to improve the habitat for hedgehogs in their gardens.

    You may also like to ‘sign’ the petition at:
    and encourage others to do likewise.

    Good luck.

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