Hedgehog Awareness Week

hedgehog / David Plummer

hedgehog / David Plummer

Author Sue Curnock

With Hedgehog Awareness Week running from 5 – 11 May, I thought you might be interested to hear about the fantastic day I had at Roger’s Wildlife Rescue in Brighton.

Roger had been caring for a number of underweight hedgehogs that would not have survived hibernation during the winter. He took time out to show me one of them who is now fighting fit and ready to be released back into the wild.

He was keen to point out how important it is to leave fresh water and the right sort of food out for them, as many people believe the myth that bread and milk is the best thing for hedgehogs. In fact this can make them extremely sick.

Another thing he was keen to explain was the effect slug pellets can have on the UK’s only spiny mammal. The video footage shows the rescued hedgehog and some great information from Roger about how we can all do our best to protect this much loved gardener’s friend.

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Hedgehog Awareness Week — 3 Comments

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  2. My 7 year old son and I built a Hedgehog home last autumn in our garden, because we saw one all summer walking through our garden, at first we were not sure what was in it during the winter,worried it might be a rat, but sure enough, beginning of spring out popped a Hedghog and we see him/her regularly and sometimes hear it in the day in its box,sneezing or chewing! We feel really lucky and have grown very attached! From Steve and Ned.

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