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If you see a hedgehog - alive or dead - please log it here. All details at Hedgehog Street. The survey rouns from 1st Feb - 31st Aug


Posted at 31st Jan 2014 - 03:51PM   Posted by Faith   Hedgehogs Comments: 12

Ivy's Avatar But they ought to be still asleep shouldn't they? At least over here with two weeks of sub zero temperatures they are.

Posted by: Ivy on 31st Jan 2014 at 04:06PM

Pimsonthelawn's Avatar New research shows that Hedgehogs don't hibernate all through the winter and that they may only hibernate for two short spells.

Posted by: Pimsonthelawn on 31st Jan 2014 at 05:17PM

Inthemud's Avatar I belong to hedgehog street. Got all my neighbours looking out for hedgehogs last year. I never saw one, but was reassured that they are close by as neighbours see them

Posted by: Inthemud on 31st Jan 2014 at 05:24PM

Camilla's Avatar Have not seen a Hedgehog for ages Faith, I do love them. I will keep an eye out for one though. Last time I saw a hedgehog was in a dream I had a few nights ago.

Posted by: Camilla on 31st Jan 2014 at 05:55PM

Inthemud's Avatar Strange dream Camilla! What was the hedgehog doinmg?

Posted by: Inthemud on 31st Jan 2014 at 06:00PM

Camilla's Avatar 29th January owl post Muddie,Very Happy

Posted by: Camilla on 31st Jan 2014 at 06:19PM

Ivy's Avatar I am glad we don't have any here, because my little ,lovely Ivy transforms into a killer when she sees them. I had to bury more than one she has finished off. but once she's gone over the rainbow bridge I will do anything to attract them into y garden again

Posted by: Ivy on 31st Jan 2014 at 06:38PM

Inthemud's Avatar Oh I will look , must have missed it!

Posted by: Inthemud on 31st Jan 2014 at 07:04PM

Inthemud's Avatar Oh er, strange indeed, poor daisy

Posted by: Inthemud on 31st Jan 2014 at 07:05PM

Fairy Nuff's Avatar I haven't seen a Hog in years and very few even on the roads.
We used to have a family in my Mums garden every year.

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 1st Feb 2014 at 10:19AM

Fennie's Avatar I saw one around here, before Christmas I think. Little black nose going sniffle, snuffle and moving along quite fast in the junction between people's garden walls and the pavement. they don't trot, to they? Or canter - just do a sort of fast Arctic walk on their heels while their heads move from side to side. Looking for worms I expect. It's surprising the number of worms you see on the pavement, but I don't know from where they have come. Do birds drop them, or do they emerge from between the paving stones in the nighttime and then can't find their way back like a sort of Alice in Wonderland, only in reverse. But oh dear for along then comes this wheezing tank shaped object and gobbles them up. I dare say a worm would do a lovely canter if only it had legs. Could you canter if you had more than four legs? Flies don't canter, although they can run very fast. Ditto ants. Of course they have wings but there's no suggestion that Pegasus couldn't canter and he had wings. It's all rather confused the animal kingdom. You would have thought the great Creator would have made all animals walk the same, wouldn't you. I mean it would have been simpler. Legs 4, locomotion: standard. Just the one set of software needed whereas there must be a program for walking on your heels (hedgehogs) cantering (horses) for no legs at all (worms) and for running very fast without bending your legs (flies).
All very confusing. Now what did you want to know?

Posted by: Fennie on 1st Feb 2014 at 08:37PM

Camilla's Avatar As ever our dear Fennie never fails to amuse us with his fabulous imagination.Very Happy

Do worms come up out of the ground when we are not looking and grab some food and then pop back down again, I don't think worms have limbs for food so they must use other part of their body to grab it with.

Posted by: Camilla on 2nd Feb 2014 at 02:20AM

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