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Hedgehogs mating - or one trying to!

For some time we have been watching a male hedgehog trying to mate with a female. He goes round and round her and she keeps turning away and twitching violently. As we are inside the double glazed conservatory, we cannot hear the great noise that will be going on.
I have just read about it on the Hedgehog site and they are behaving just as described. Even including another male coming to see what was going on, and being seen off!
This can go on for hours and as it is rather dull and they are under a Kerria shrub and it will be getting darker soon, I do not think we will see the end game!
The great joy is that we know we have 3 healthy adult Tiggy's!
Quite impossible to picture. Too dark. Reflections on the glass. Bound to frighten them off if I go out.

Posted at 24th Jul 2012 - 09:01PM   Posted by Withy Brook   Hedgehogs mating - or one trying to! Comments: 8

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Lily's Avatar I understand that hedgehogs are now quite rare, so you are very lucky to have seen 3 at once. Did you hear Anne Widdecombe on radio recently asking for hedgehogs to have the same legal protection as bats?

Posted by: Lily on 24th Jul 2012 at 10:36PM

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Camilla's Avatar Lucky you Withy seeing 3 Hedgehogs, have not seen them here in the gardens for many years now.

I so agree with Anne Widdecombe Lily, the Hedgy's should have the same legal protection as Bats.

Posted by: Camilla on 25th Jul 2012 at 12:07AM

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Camilla's Avatar Lucky you Withy seeing 3 Hedgehogs, have not seen them here in the gardens for many years now.

I so agree with Anne Widdecombe Lily, the Hedgy's should have the same legal protection as Bats.

Posted by: Camilla on 25th Jul 2012 at 12:07AM

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Blackbird's Avatar How exciting for you Withy- better than television most nights. Fingers crossed for success in their endeavors.

Posted by: Blackbird on 25th Jul 2012 at 05:26AM

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Faith's Avatar I was doing a hedgehog survey not that I saw any! You ought to report the sighting to them Withy.

REPORT HEDGEHOGS HERE!!!

Posted by: Faith on 25th Jul 2012 at 07:25AM

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Withy Brook's Avatar I have completely failed to register and there does not seem to be a 'contact us' place either.

Posted by: Withy Brook on 25th Jul 2012 at 09:24AM

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Fairy Nuff's Avatar Here it is Withy
contact
It's in very small writing at the top of Faiths page.

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 25th Jul 2012 at 10:07AM

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Fennie's Avatar Have they done it yet?

Posted by: Fennie on 26th Jul 2012 at 11:17AM

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