Today we saw a hedgehog that was out in the back garden around 11am and had flies hanging around it/landing on it. After googling what this meant we gently placed it in a pet carrier and the flies just followed even thirty yards away.
It didn’t look fully grown and it had partially white spines – like halfway up the spine it was brown, the upper half white.
We saw that the hedgehog had an injured ear – it looked swollen or something, when I compared it to the other ear, it looked totally different, and there was a tick on the healthy ear side.
We phoned the RSPCA and gave it to the vets. My question is, was this a mother hog and there’s a nest in our garden with the babies in it?