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Just a chilled dude?

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    We have a hedgehog (in fact several), that visit each evening. One inparticular (a male) has a strict routine. After eating, he goes down by the side of the house, underneath the kitchen window and drops down into a dry, rather sparse shrub bed. And there he lies, stretched out sometimes along a fence panel…but seemingly just chilling. He’ll hang out there for at least an hour, possibly longer, but we don’t like to disturb him too much. The first time we noticed him, we thought he was injured and took him inside for a look see. He didn’t object. We promty put him back when all seemed good and he took off rather quickly, which suggested he was just fine. But each night he returns and does the same- just chills. Has anyone else seen this before?


    Hi Hoglips,

    we had a male last year who would come for some food and then lie in wait in the shrubbery at the side for a hour or so. we suspected he was waiting to see if any females were going to turn up for the food and stand him a chance of some romance. it could have been that he just wanted a rest after eating and drinking in an environment he felt relatively safe in though.


    Jan Marie…
    My gut feeling is that you’re right. It’s his safe place and there aren’t too many bigger males passing through that particular spot. He’s youngish, robust enough, but has had a couple of bashings from the bigger males on occassion. He won’t be budged from his comfy spot though…that’s his. We also suspect he’s an overwintered hog we took in last year and released this spring, hence not particularly put off by us milling about him. Hope he gets the girl anyway, if that’s his game plan x

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