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Hedgehog out during the day

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    I know it’s unusual for hogs to be out during the day, I had one about March time at 2pm. I duly took it to the Wildlife hospital, but it didn’t make it. Now I’ve seen another at 6pm and the following night 8pm and as you know it’s still light. I did ring a rescue centre and they said monitor. Thing is these are wild animals and it must stressful handling them and in a car etc. I’ve been feeding hogs for 2 years and all through the winter because they were October juveniles. I have one in my garage, Another hedgehog rescue told me they’d had 102 calls this year so far!


    I’m getting a lot of calls at the moment for Warwickshire Hedgehog Rescue about hogs out in daylight. At this time of year, with longer days and female hogs nesting and with hoglets you should be very careful before picking hedgehogs up. Our advice currently is that if the hog is moving purposefully and there are no obvious signs of illness or injury leave them be and monitor the situation. The general guidance that a hog out in daylight is likely to be in need of help should be treated with caution during the mating season.

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