You never know what you might find in the garden.
Lady Magnon was tidying up our wood pile area, prior to this winter's delivery, when she found the above. The poor frightened thing curled itself into a ball and stayed like that.
We found a nice cosy new spot for him/her, away from danger, and left it in peace.
We came home quite late last night, and spotted him/her in the car's headlights. We shall have to be careful where we dig or tidy in future.ReplyDelete
Haven't seen one for some time here - in fact on thinking about it I don't think I have seen one since we moved down to Kamo.ReplyDelete
I was so excited when I saw the title of this post! Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle is my favorite Beatrix Potter character. I just love a hedgehog. :) Lucky you and Lady M.ReplyDelete
We don't have any round here - it is badger country and hedgehogs make a tasty treat.ReplyDelete
They are a rarity nowadaysReplyDelete
Especially with the population explosion of badgers
A rarity here too. Hopefully they'll make a return.Delete
We often used to see hedgehogs slumbering in our ancient hedge... not anymore I'm afraid.ReplyDelete
Living off the road in a fairly jungly garden with lots of ideal Mrs Tiggywinkle type safe havens, I phoned the hedgehog sanctuary.
Short shift is what I was given, due to the possibility of badgers. Never in the field of nature conservation has a girl felt more threatened by philanthropic extinction.
Oh dear. They probably dare not let any go because they'd be out of a job!Delete
I once hand-fed one some poached salmon in an outside restaurant, and as soon as it had finished, it fell asleep and began snoring very loudly.ReplyDelete
we used to live near Tiggywinkles wildlife hospital and see the babies being bottle fed. Not many critters are cuter than a baby hoglet.ReplyDelete
How do you sex a hedgehog? With difficulty I would guess. We have quite a lot at this time of year because they like to hibernate in our hay barn and have already begun to make their way there as the nights are getting chilly and they need to keep warm. One thing is for sure - if you find one out in the daytime it is not very well.ReplyDelete
Have never seen a real one. Can you not potty train him and keep inside? So adorable he isReplyDelete
That surly is one thing I dearly miss about living in the U.S. now......no Tiggywinkles.ReplyDelete
They're lovely little creatures and they eat the slugs and snails. glad you found him a nice safe spot to curl up.ReplyDelete
Such a blessing to find one of these dear little souls in your garden :)ReplyDelete
We don't have hedgehogs in the wild. First one I ever saw was 30+ years ago in New Zealand - I was milking cows and one would occasionally tumble down the steps in our herringbone milking parlour, and I'd very gently scoop it up with a shovel and set it down in the paddock. Even saw an albino one once. Very cute. Treasure your little fellow.ReplyDelete
Oh! A sea cucumber!ReplyDelete