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Hedgehogs coming out of hibernation

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    I have had my first hedgehog out of hibernation 15.3.18 looks really healthy so might be little Kayleigh whom I took to a carer for a week in February with health issues. Really excited to find out how many around my garden have survived.
    Please start putting food and water out as they will be desperate after the long winter months.


    Saw one of my regulars last night first time since last November. He/she remembered where their feeding stations were, looks really healthy. Have made more log piles, logs/branches for more homes too. Cant wait for hedgehog season to get into swing! Had 4 in garden one night last year.


    Our first hog appeared on 11th March. It’s one of 2 hoglets we were concerned about as they were born very late in September. They both went into hibernation mid November; one we believe in the old den near our compost bin and the other in a brand new hog house. The survivor appears to be the “compost bin” hog and sadly there has been no sighting of the other or disturbance at the entrance to the house.
    Our resident went straight to food and water we had put out and has literally been eating like a hog ever since! We are really overjoyed to have one survivor and wonder how long it will stay. It has never even been down the patio steps yet let alone out of the garden and has no idea there is big world out there!
    It was even out on the night it snowed and temperatures went below freezing and was joined by a wood mouse taking advantage of spillage from the hog bowl. We look forward eagerly to more hog visitors.


    Looks like my hogs are back – Ive been putting food out and have found hog droppings – no actual sightings yet but they are there – thats the main thing – more food out and water to get them up and running 🙂

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