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Hoglets being shoved by mum

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    I first noticed a hedgehog visiting the garden in April so started putting out food and water and since then she has made a nest under the decking and had 3 hoglets born around the 12th of July.

    I have put up a wildlife camera but have noticed in the last few days that mum has become aggressive towards the hoglets. If they come within a few feet of her she starts grunting and several times she has shoved them into walls and one particular time a little hoglet was sent flying and landed about a foot away. I have read that she will try and stop them feeding from her at about this age but I was expecting her to be more passive and sometimes she attacks when they are just walking past, is this normal?

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    Hi timt

    Yes that does sound quite harsh to the poor hoglets! Maybe she is having a particularly hard time encouraging them to go it alone. Alternatively maybe she isn’t the mother.

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