Posts made in June 18th, 2020

Hedgehogs

Posted by on Jun 18, 2020 in Conservation, Mammals, Wildlife Moment Of The Week | 0 comments

A sick hedgehog joined our growing menagerie on Wednesday. I haven’t seen one close up for years, only a few unfortunate squashed individuals on the doorstep. It was the archetypal ‘Mrs Tiggywinkle’ with sparkling eyes and a wet snuffling nose. Well that was on day two, on day two it looked totally dejected. It quickly rolled into a ball when we picked it up, displaying it’s wonderful anti-predation tactic. This evolutionary behaviour is ingenious, but doesn’t outwit a car. Being given this sick hedgerow sparked a home-school project with our...

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