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Snuffles and hoglets update.

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    Hi all just wanted to update you on Snuffles and if she had any hoglets.

    No hoglets and Snuffles is still a rather large hedgehog. Over the last 5 weeks, I have been keeping log, by using my trail camera. No sign for a good two weeks, then the odd sighting late at night, where Snuffles has kept very near the shrubs.
    The last week and a half Snuffles has been investigating the other hedgehog home in my garden.
    I have put some fresh straw in places in the garden, incase Snuffles wants to build another nest, etc.

    My conclusion is that Snuffles is a very large male, though as I am no expert I may be wrong. I am hoping that Snuffles uses one of the homes as a hibernation home.
    If Snuffles does not use the homes, I am only too pleased that a hedgehog has used my garden more this year and not just paid my garden a visit.

    I will not touch the home that was used and filled with straw,leaves, reeds and goodness knows what else, till spring gets here and I am 100% sure the home/homes are empty.

    If by chance things change ie hoglets suddenly do appear or Snuffles uses one of the homes as a hibernation place etc, I will update you all.


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    Hi Julie

    It sounds as if there could still be a chance that Snuffles was a female having hoglets she may just not have brought them out yet. Although I’m not sure how long your timeline was. But they don’t always bring them to a feeding area until they’re a bit bigger. Especially if there might be other hogs around there.

    The good news is, though, that Snuffles is still around and visiting your garden. Hoglets would just be a bonus. I have found here, that sometimes hoglets suddenly appear – on their own – sometimes even after the adult females have disappeared to hibernate. I’m still hoping for hoglets here!

    Good luck.


    Thank you, fingers are still crossed.

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