Latest HOGBLOG footage from the garden hedgehog camera.
OK…here goes (I think…………!?)
Firstly, a big unknown male – with lots of tics unfortunately – comes in for some food, and then a drink.
Next, SSRT 3rd comes in for a snack and a drink. I notice he looks to have a sore behind his eye, toward his ear? I’m guessing it was either a tic that has been successfully removed, or possibly a fight with the unknown male, now in his territory!?
Finally, Jo (who was formally Joey, but now obviously looks to be a little female) comes in for something to eat. However, she’s apparently caught the eye of the unknown ‘tic’y’ male and continually gets pestered by him…….to which I don’t think she was very amused, and spends most of her time grunting at him!!
Very sorry……then my camera batteries ran flat, after at least 20 mins of her getting circled by the unknown male hedgehog, and her fending him of with twitches and grunts, so we’ll never know…………..
As I'm sure you're aware, the UK hedgehog needs our help. Lost of habitat, including clean tidy gardens, less roadside hedgerows, and of course more and more development - meaning less green spaces, are all hitting our much loved little gardeners friend, the hedgehog, hard.
Why not try and do your own little bit for them. It's easy........cut an access hole in the bottom of a fence, leave a little water out, even just let a corner of your garden get messy. It all helps :)
My nightly offerings: 'Spikes' Semi-moist hedgehog food, dried mealworm, peanuts and of course a fresh bowl of water :)
Filmed with a Spypoint BF10-HD IR wildlife (modified) trail cam
Hope you enjoy the short clip!
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