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First sighting and now worried about moving shed

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    We had our first sighting of a hedgehog in our garden today.
    It was in daylight and at first we were worried as it took a long time to move after we noticed it.
    The hedgehog was right in the middle of our lawn and remained still for a long time. We retreated indoors and eventually it started moving very slowly.
    It was interesting to see the route it took – across the lawn to the edge of the garden, through a bush and then under the shed. We had recently noticed a track behind the shed to the next door neighbours garden. Many years ago we had hedgehogs nesting under the shed.

    This year in the autumn we had noticed what looked like a nest right near our house.

    This has really made me think about the shed as I was wanting to remove it and replace it with a smaller one. I guess this is not such a good idea now. Maybe it is time to setup the wildlife camera near the shed and see what is going on.

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    Hi cox05

    The most important thing which rings alarm bells is a hog being out during the day – especially as it stayed still and then moved very slowly. If you see one like that again, the best thing to do is to ring BHPS to find the contact details of your nearest carers/rehabilitators and take their advice.

    If you’re worried you could pop the hog into a box (with either torn up paper or a small towel which the hog can bury in, with some food and water) whilst you are getting those contact details.

    Apart from that, yes setting up a camera sounds a good idea. Then if you are sure that isn’t being used by a hog you could go ahead with your shed replacement. But yes, under sheds are quite good places for hogs to build nests – and nice and dry.

    Good luck.

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