Wednesday, August 19, 2015
What the Heck. . .
I haven't mentioned them much recently because, to tell the truth, we haven't seen much sign of them and as the hedgehogs who had been around have been for some years, we weren't sure if they were now very elderly Hecks or sadly ex-Hecks and we no longer had anyone living in Hedgehog Towers. We'd left supplies of hedgehog crunchies by the hedgehog house in the hope there was someone there to feed on them but we couldn't be sure that it was the Hecks and not the birds who had been eating them. A few bits of dung was all that we'd seen.
But this week we were delighted to see that, at the very least, we have one brand new baby hedgehog - one who has just grown up enough to come out and about hunting for food. He is more than happy to eat up old cat meat - specially chicken - but we have also invested in a new packet of hedgehog crunchies just in case.
At the moment he's emerging to forage about 8.30 in the evening - both Charlie and Ruby are
fascinated but don't go too close - those prickles are a bit sharp on inquisitive noses!
The main picture doesn't really show how small this little creature is - so I'm adding a second one to put it in proper proportion to the part of the garden he/she's in.
Tiny. Hope it stays around - we're planing on feeding it well to encourage it to grow string ready for hibernation this winter.
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