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What could have killed my baby hedgehog?

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    I had 4 baby hedgehogs and found one dead on my lawn this morning. It had been mauled to the face and partly on the tummy. I am a town dweller so not at all rural. what possible other creatures would have done this?

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    Nic

    Oh Gertie, that is so sad.
    There are a few possibilities. It seems there are more foxes and badgers in urban areas than there used to be, so it could possibly one of those. I would have thought they would have eaten it, though, unless it was a young fox/badger. The other thing it could have been is a stray dog – if one could access your garden. A dog managed to get into my garden a couple of years ago (not sure exactly how) and fatally injured an adult hedgehog, so it does happen. I am guessing you don’t have a night cam?

    Fingers crossed for the other little ones.

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