Here’s an update on little Jo's rescue (well, not so little, as it happens!!!)
I forgot my camera was out there when I captured her. I’ve just retrieved it and looked through the footage. From it, I was able to compile this short #hogblog, showing the last few clips of her, before I managed to carefully pick her up… (video below)
The Vet rang me yesterday. They confirmed she'd lost a couple of toes on her back foot, and has a bad infection as well in her foot. There were no breaks or fractures in the X-ray – which was good news!
I guess she was lucky I saw her on my camera, then went out to catch her when I did...
She's now be taken to rescue facility, that Irene Thomson runs for rehab, and will hopefully make a full recovery over the next few weeks.
Irene also phoned me yesterday, to confirm Jo's safe arrival to her facility and said Jo had weighed in at a fantastic 937g! - a superb weight for a female. It almost makes you wonder whether she's pregnant!? – Time will tell I guess…
For now I just wish her a full recovery, and look forward to releasing her back into the wild….Back to her home habitat at the back of my garden :)
I'll be volunteering at Irene's rescue facility this Sunday, so I'll be able to personally check in on Jo's progress, and of course help out with all the other rescued hedgehogs that Irene has.
I’ll keep you all posted...
Getting warm in the evenings now. Hedgehogs will need fresh water. Put a bowl out! - they'll really appreciate it :)
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!
**Click on the 'Watch on YouTube' link at the bottom of the video box, during playback, to open a higher resolution playback on YouTube.