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Spring has sprung, they’re back!

Home Forums Hedgehog signs and sightings Spring has sprung, they’re back!

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    Hi Nic

    Cat poo as revolting as dog poo, what with that & the hog & bird poo assorted faeces seem to play a large part of life in or too near our gardens!

    I expect your frogs were practising for next Spring or just one wanted a ride somewhere.. There’s a magic about tadpoles, the whole sequence of watching the jelly progress to froglets, like caterpillar to butterfly, taken for granted by the majority.

    Can’t believe the size of the hogs here still, the speed they go when they’re charging around & the huffing still occurring most nights. Tesco seem to be withdrawing their dry kitten food which has been the mainstay for my hogs for a year or 2 so I’ve ordered some different chicken based dry kitten food recommended by a rescue from elsewhere to mix in with what’s left so they get used to it. I’m so pleased with the feeder I bought, it’s very easy to use & keep clean even when they have a poofest.

    Squirrel has brought the family to the food box I made, my neighbour has been delightedly watching them early in the morning but I’ve only seen one or two at a time. She’s got envious of my birds so has set up a feeder & water, they’re getting the hang of them which takes the weight off keeping mine supplied quite so much. Good to share the wildlife!

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    Hi Annie

    Good to hear your news.

    Well you know what happened the night after my last message – the cat turned up again! I have now blocked the entrance with large plant saucers full of water. One cat managed to get over once, but when it tried to reverse out got wet and so far none have tried again. The hogs are quite happy to trot through the water. There’s always some kitten biscuits in the hog boxes as well, in case. I haven’t seen a cat manage to get into those with bricks in the corridors

    That sounds fun having a squirrel family! Yes totally agree about sharing the wildlife, even better sharing the cost of the food.

    Total frogs in the pond now risen to 5! Two small ones and 3 normal sized. I don’t see them all every day – some of them are a bit timid and dive if they see anything move above, but some seem to have got used to me peering down at them!

    I still have 2 hogs visiting and sometimes a third. All that I have managed to verify are males, but not always easy to see. But there was an area of flattened vegetation at the end of the garden (out of range of any of the cameras) which looked as if some circling may have been happening there.

    Glad to hear all the hogs there are doing well. Hopefully some hoglets might materialise, with all that hog activity.

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