Post by Grand Moff Muffin on Aug 17, 2019 19:07:43 GMT
Young hedgehog wandering around my street in daylight (7pm-ish), which they're not supposed to do. Couple of crows and a cat starting to take an interest. Picked it up and had a look at it - it seemed uninjured and healthy enough, just a bit lost. My road isn't very hedgehog-friendly - no substantial wildlife corridors. So I did what I did once before, rightly or wrongly, and carried it to the woods, which are a 5-minute walk away, and released it in the undergrowth near a shallow stream. It uncurled and started exploring as soon as I put it down, and I think it stands a better chance there than on my road. Please send good thoughts in its direction!
Hedgehogs are right bruisers round my way. I have a wildlife camera in my garden with night vision so I see what goes on in the dark. All the foxes are scared of the hedgehogs. Two hedgehogs together and it turns into wrestlemania. They fight like crazy but because their arms are so short they just ram into each other. Like Ram Man.
Post by Grand Moff Muffin on Aug 18, 2019 12:06:42 GMT
Yeah, I wouldn't mess with a full-grown one, but young ones whose quills have yet to turn into knitting needles are quite tame and just curl up if you touch them. This one lay on its back in my hands quite calmly for the walk to the woods, occasionally uncurling to look around, and my hands just tingled a bit afterwards.
Dormouse survey this morning walked past release location. No sign of hedgehog.
(But we found a dormouse mum and four babies in one of the boxes.)
Little is known about this goblin beyond its dual role as an offensive weapon and teapot.