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BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,391

Hi all, I was thrilled when I reviewed my trailcam photos from Friday night - it looks like I have a new baby hedgehog at the watering hole.

Mummy (I assume) hog:

and hoglet:

Just off out to collect memory card for last night to see if there are more photos.

A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.


  • madpenguinmadpenguin Isle of WightPosts: 2,448

    That's wonderful!

    We have had 2 fatalities on the roads round here in the past week and I only saw 1 hog in the past couple of days,normally have 3-4 each night so am a bit worried.

    Trail cam will go out again tonight!

    “Every day is ordinary, until it isn't.” - Bernard Cornwell-Death of Kings
  • It's great to see a hedgehog success!!!

    They've chosen your garden for a reason and kudos to you Sir for creating a habitat they're breeding in!

  • ShepsSheps West YorkshirePosts: 1,315

    Super news. Bob...and great to see the little hoglet image

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,391

    Dave, the garden has been pesticide free for several years now and I actively encourage wildlife by having lots of 'untidy' areas and piles of wood etc., so there's food & cover.  I'm sure that's one of the main reasons.image  Fresh water every night too which is heavily used by the birds during the day.

    They were both back again last night - Mum first then hoglet 10 minutes later:



    Last edited: 09 July 2017 20:20:30

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,869


  • FifsFifs Posts: 45

    How wonderful Bob ? 

    We've had a hog visiting us for a couple of months now and 2 nights ago couldn't believe it when it was joined by another one at our back door for the nightly visit to hog biscuits & water!  It would seem from the circling, stalking & much snuffling there's a mating ritual in progress!!  Crossing fingers for hoglets ?

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,391

    Ooh, let's hope so Fifs!  They can get quite loud when 'in the mood' can't they! image

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Mark56Mark56 Windsor, BerkshirePosts: 1,653

    Well done Bob, brill news! Would love to see the new video footage. image

  • FifsFifs Posts: 45

    They certainly can Bob!! 

  • TomCranhamTomCranham Posts: 139

    Amazing, great work!

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