Wildlife Trail Camera - 3.5.2019
Hedgehog cam - Night of 2.5.2019
#hogblog 'Vader's release !!'
Today’s special #hogblog features ‘Vader’s’ release
I was asked to release him, under the watchful eye of my camera’s, into the safe wild and wooded habitat area that is the back of my garden and beyond.
Hopefully he’ll be seen often on my #hogblog, or maybe wonder and find his own area in amongst the trees and overgrowth. Either way, good luck Vader ;-) There’s always fresh food and water here when you want it ;-)
Vader was luckily fished out of a canal, by Phillip Smith (top job and top guy, Phillip!!) , then taken to Irene for rehab. Irene though it safer for him to be released here with me (rather than back near a canal), and for him to live alongside all the other hogs we have living and visiting here
Goes to show how vulnerable these little guys are. If you have a pond in your garden try and make sure there is a low stone or ledge allowing any poor animal that tumbles in a way out!
(*Scroll down to see video footage)
Hedgehogs really appreciate fresh water. Put a bowl out! - they'll love it, and hopefully become regular visitors for you :)
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.
. * YouTube above!!
Filmed with a Spypoint BF10-HD IR wildlife (modified) trail cam
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 for the garden wildlife are: 'Spikes' Semi-moist hedgehog food, 'Ark wildlife' hedgehog food, and of course fresh bowl's of water :)
Please note: Do NOT feed mealworm. Mealworm, and even sunflower hearts, in large amounts contributes to Metabolic bone disease in hedgehogs.