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Second litter seen on Sunday

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    A while ago i was anticipating a second litter. i had been told that the extra long poo’s found around my feed station could indicate a female with young.
    Sunday night at 10.30 sure enough we saw a baby hedgehog 50yds from the house. I was hoping the female had nested in a box under the compost heap but the camera confirmed a male is using it, so not sure where she nested but a second litter is great. the 3 first litter babies have all survived and are now adult size.

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    Nic

    Hi Baldwin hedgehog

    Pleased to hear you have seen some new hoglets. They may not be a second litter, though, possibly another female with a late litter. (There may be more hogs around than you think!) It used to be thought it was unusual for second litters, but not sure how climate change is affecting that. Late litters could also be because a first litter failed for some reason, or even a late hoglet from last year who did not become sexually mature until later in the season. Keep an eye out for the little ones, though, because they may not have time to make the required weight for hibernation in time.

    Good that the earlier hoglets have grown so well. I am only sure of one of the early ones here still visiting, but I think they do sometimes disburse a bit when they reach a certain size/age.

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