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    This one (not for the first time) was grumpily waiting for me to bring food to the feeding station before dark (around 7:45pm).

    I’m a bit concerned about the light (greyish-yellow) patches, unsure whether this is an old marking by a neighbour, or sign of ringworm/mange and if so what I should do (I’m reluctant to take in as there may be babies back at the nest).

    (I’ve foxes visiting the garden, some have mange which I’m attempting to treat with a homeopathic treatment left on pieces of jam sandwich scattered around the garden at night)

    Anyway she(?) was more interested in the food than me removing the lid of the feeding station to take some photos 🙂

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    Hi Leon

    It looks suspiciously as if this hog has been spray painted. I have had similarly marked hedgehogs visiting here. This is another reason why it is such a bad idea to mark hedgehogs – because it could potentially mask another problem and/or be mistaken for another problem.


    Thanks Nic, I’ll continue to keep an eye on her.


    Hi Leon, you may not spot my reply after all this time, but I’ve just posted about the same stuff appearing on one of my visitors.
    Did you find this cleared up?

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    Hi igil talu

    In case Leon does not see this, sometimes the substance becomes fainter when it rains but unfortunately often whoever is doing it remarks the poor hedgehogs, sometimes with a different pattern, so if they are counting hedgehogs, they may be counting them twice!

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