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Rescued Hoglets returned

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    Late last year our resident hog was a road-kill victim. Five days later the hoglets started appearing during the day scavenging for food. My neighbours & I manage to rescue three of them, each weighing in around 160g. Took them along to my nearest Hedgehog Helper, Sandra, at Darlington hedgehog shelter where they have been able to bulk up and all hibernated successfully through the winter, thanks to their carers diligence.
    I have now had all three returned to me, all now weighing in around 850/900g and released them back into their old territory. Haven’t seen them since (Haven’t been looking really) but the feeding station is being emptied nightly.
    So I wish them well as they probably wouldn’t have survived the winter. At least I gave them a second chance, along with the caring helping hands of Sandra.

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    Hi MickS.
    Good work, you and Sandra helping all three hoglets through the winter, especially as they were so tiny. I found with the ‘rescues’ that were released here, that they were a bit timid to start with. Maybe you might see them when they become a bit more confident in their surroundings.

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