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Hedgehogs disappear after Tom cat visits

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    We have just been watching videos of last nights hedgehogs using the feed station. They were active until 2:30am until a Tom cat arrived. The cat cannot enter the feed station so it sprays over the station and up the wall. No hedgehogs returned after that.
    I don’t think the cat is a direct threat to the hedgehogs but they must be deterred by the smell. This happens regularly

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    Nic

    That’s interesting Baldwin hedgehog. I’m not sure the hogs here are too keen on the local cats. I have very seldom seen them here at the same time.

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    Hi Nic,
    I was initial worried that the big Tom would harm the hedgehogs but luckily i think he leaves them alone.
    The Tom know’s he can’t enter the feed station, i made the entrance too small for cats to enter but he still scent sprays to declare ownership of it. without fail the hedgehogs are deterred by it so i have to hose down daily.

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