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Poops and digging?

Home Forums Hedgehog signs and sightings Poops and digging?

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    Hello everyone, we have regular hedgehog visitors to our garden. Earlier in the year I spotted two at the end of the garden in the middle of the night when I heard snuffling and thought I’d investigate. I’ve seen them twice since then, but most mornings we have multiple new poops in the garden – small and solid looking – so they are clearly still coming into the garden which is great. However, I have noticed over these last couple of weeks (of September) little holes in the grass with thatch around it – almost like a little animal digging for worms. The holes are very shallow and small (size of 50p) but definetly made by an animal. Is this also hedgehog behaviour to dig?

    I have a hedgehog house arriving this week so hopefully we can provide some additional shelter to the hogs if needed, and then can feed them so our cats don’t eat the food! 🙂

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    Hi jolerrs

    Hedgehogs do dig a bit, but I’ve never had what you describe here. When I have seen hogs eating worms, they wait for the worm to come out or almost out and pull it out, rather than digging for it. Do you by any chance have squirrels around?

    You could try searching for ‘Images for what is digging holes in my garden at night UK’ on Google (or other equivalent) and see if any of the images are similar to what you have found.

    Good to hear you are getting a hog house. You might need to take additional precautions to stop a cat going into a hog house if there’s food in it. Many cats seem to manage to get into hog boxes quite easily. A barrier to block the angle of entrance sometimes helps, or a heavy obstacle right opposite the doorway, with only space for hogs to get through, but you might need to go to further lengths – depending on how persistent the cat is!

    Good luck – I hope you manage to solve the mystery of the holes in the grass!

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