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Hedgehog video diary
Bit of a confrontation the other night between the passive resident hog and a more aggressive one that comes into the garden occasionally…
Oliver the more aggressive hog who comes around occasionally pushes his way into the feeding station while a smaller hog is in there
I know people usually think the hogs are fighting over food, but I’m not convinced that is always the case. Very often the aggressor doesn’t show any interest in the food. It may be that the male hogs are just intolerant of having other hogs in their personal space and that the behaviour just happens around food because we are inadvertently encouraging them to congregate there. It would not be normal for them to congregate otherwise, unless more than one was attracted by a female.
Yeah these two seem to have overlapping routes, they both visit the feeding station regularly. Pretty sure the slightly smaller one in the feeding station is staying under the decking and the other one is the one that lived under there last year and also still goes under there occasionally. There’s another one that comes into the garden from time to time and he almost always just aggressively pushes the others around then leaves without even bothering to eat.
He seems to lose track of what he’s pushing around here 😆
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