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Screaming Hedgehog!

Home Forums Carers / rescuing a hedgehog Screaming Hedgehog!

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    Warwickshire Hedgehog Rescue released a large hog recently at a rural site near Leamington Spa. The homeowner was woken that night by a very loud screaming sound. He went out to find the hog, who was fine and curled, and saw a fox disappearing into the bushes. He decided to pick the hog up at which point it resumed its screaming until he put it down in his back garden. Fair to see he was terrified by this experience. I’ve read that hogs can do this as a defence mechanism and there are YouTube clips of screaming hogs, but have never heard it myself. It must be a rare event and I wondered if anyone else has heard this. I hope the fox has learnt his lesson!


    Poor homeowner! I’ve heard some animals make odd noises to put off predators but didn’t know hedgehogs did this! Good to hear it was unharmed.


    Hogs normally scream when they are in pain – ideally this hog should have been checked for wounds. And yes it’s a very loud and piercing cry

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