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Saw yesterday at 5pm!

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    Saw a hedgehog after we had finished gardening in the daytime at 5pm yesterday. Seemed to be moving around happily but was not frightened of us, especially as we were within feet of it! Saw it eating bugs / worms I had moved earlier in the day. Was concerned it was so early in the day and bright sunshine. Left water and dog food out just in case it was ill. All gone this morning, but might have been local cats… Seemed far too tame tbh. As it walked off eventually to behind our greenhouse my husband heard squeaking (possibly under the greenhouse). Do you think it was a hungry female with babies? Left food and water out tonight just in case. Seemed odd. Open to suggestions as a bit worried! No idea how to post a photo sorry. Thanks


    I am no expert but I think you might be Mama and Papa – congratulations!
    From info it seems if a hedgehog is out in the day at this time of year but healthy/alert it could be foraging for the young ones.
    Guard them, enjoy them, protect them.


    I’ve just seen our hog at 12.30 today eating from the hog food! Seemed perfectly well. So nice to see it in such great detail

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    Hi Ammut

    It sounds as if it could be a female with young ones – although couldn’t be sure about that. But it’s a great idea to leave some water for it and some food. It’s good to always leave water available – all day every day, just in case.

    Let us know if any hoglets appear – fingers crossed!

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    Hi Thomas

    That’s good that the hog seemed well. Keep an eye out just in case. (I’m assuming you meant 12.30 in the day?) It’s possible at this time of year that a female with young could be out and about during the day, but also possible for an unwell hog to be. A female with young would probably not hang around too long and would move purposefully. If the hog is looking lethargic, wobbly or seems to be sunbathing or if you are ever worried about a hog you could ring BHPS on 01584 890801 to get the details of your nearest hog carer/rehabilitator and take their advice.

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