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Love triangle?

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    I have 3 hedgehogs that come to my garden every night, and I have witnessed some fighting between them. First there were hedgehogs One and Two, snuffling at each other’s noses, making sniffing noises and seeming to enjoy each other’s company. Then suddenly , from nowhere, number Three appeared in a rush, and started pushing them apart quite violently, being particularly aggressive with One, but Two also started pushing Three, as if trying to get it to stop. When One took off, Two and Three did a bit of nuzzling, then went their separate ways.
    Three then spent 20 minutes eating the food and drinking the water I put out .
    I’m assuming Three was a male getting rid of a rival.
    I had no idea they could be aggressive like that.

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    Hi Min1gran

    Yes, sounds as if they might have been 2 males and a female, although not always easy to tell without actually seeing what’s going on. But yes, the males can be quite aggressive. Biffing and shunting is the milder end of aggression. If the other male resists there can sometimes be fairly ferocious fights with one hog shaking the other like a terrier with a rat. But they seem to be pretty well protected by their spines, so whilst they may stay rolled up for a while afterwards, usually unroll and wander off as if nothing had happened.

    I hope you continue to enjoy their visits. Good luck and happy hog watching!

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