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Gone missing

Home Forums Hedgehog signs and sightings Gone missing

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    For the first time in over 4 years I have had no sightings of any hedgehogs in the last couple of days. There are around 5-6 hedgehog highways around the garden leading into different properties, so it is not that one route has been closed or something. I normally get around 4-6 different hogs visiting and they consume some 6-8 bowls of food in a night. The last couple of days the food is uneaten and the cameras show no hogs about. As the hogs are independent rather than living in groups I find this really strange. I guess there is nothing I can do but wait and see if things change.


    I have the same here Alan, with numbers falling off a cliff. Just get the odd couple now. The early juveniles i had seem to have gone elsewhere. Not unusual for hedgehogs to go awol during the summer. But they will be back to fatten up.



    This happens to me every year around this time- I feed wet dog food and kitten dry food- they eat everything for weeks and then nothing- no sign of anything- last video was weeks ago. Water has been left out during this dry spell but still no sign of them. They usually appear later on to fatten up for hibernation- but cannot figure out where they disappear to!!.


    hi, similar here too. A very busy period May-mid July with a lot of visits to the feeder (at least 3 different hogs identified though no signs of hoglets) and dishes being cleared. Since about a week ago suddenly far fewer visits on the trailcam, and more food being left. The trailcam still picks up a few visits but I have reduced the amount of food to prevent waste. Must be a seasonal thing? After a long dry spell here in northern Scotland, we’ve had some rain (particularly overnight) and maybe this is leading to more natural food being found? Also getting a bit more darkness – maybe slightly longer nights are encouraging longer and more distant forays? I also feed birds and, after struggling to keep the feeders topped up during the breeding and fledgeling season, it has gone very quiet the last couple of weeks.

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