13th June 2019 at 10:39 am #15607
The first video was captured last night. This hog had a very keen sense of smell. I was stood 7/8 feet away and it knew I was there even though I was being very quiet. I haven’t witnessed one smell the way this one did last night. It was also very quick on its feet. We get many hogs in our garden but I have never seen one so on the ball or cautious. I managed to feed it and as I was dropping the biscuits it came out from under the plant and some of the biscuits feel on the back of its neck. It also had about 3 ticks.
This second video was taken in October. It was very calm and as you can see it had a good feed. It’s the third smallest hog we have had. If you turn the volume up yu can hear it crunching away.
Can someone explain to me how to upload pictures?
I have some photo’s from April when we had TWO visitors at the same time! I think it was a male and female as the larger hog kept circling the smaller one and the smaller one kept making a huffing noise. They came on the 12th and 13th April and they were in the garden for over an hour and the on the 13th the made two visits.
I also have another photo from back in October and it was the smallest hog I have ever seen. It was no bigger than the size of a pebble. It had a good feed.
We get alot of hedgehogs in our garden throughout the year. I don’t always have my phone to capture them and they have usually disappeared by the time I have run in and got my phone.
I will make more of an effort to have my phone close by.
Fingers crossed the videos upload. And if they do load turn up the volume as you can hear them crunching!13th June 2019 at 10:41 am #1560813th June 2019 at 11:46 am #15610
You can add photos if they are elsewhere on the internet by just putting the link on. Your original version seemed to work o.k. for me. Alternatively you can put photos on the photo gallery https://www.hedgehogstreet.org/gallery/
I have never put any there, myself, but others used to say it sometimes took a day or two for them to appear – not sure if that is still the case.
Alternatively you can put your videos on Hedgehog Street YouTube Channel https://www.hedgehogstreet.org/my-hedgehog-street/your-hedgehog-videos/
The two hogs, with one circling the other and the one being circled huffing, sounds like typical courtship behaviour. It can sometimes go on for hours, and still not always come to anything, with one or other of them sometimes just walking off. The one huffing who is being circled is the female. She huffs in a fairly rythmical way and pretty much moves her feet in time with the huffs.
It’s good to hear you have lots of hedgehog visitors – they are endlessly fascinating!
Good luck and happy hog watching.
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