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Look what I found in my cellar

Was walking past the cellar door and heard scratching.  Thinking it might be a rat I called Hubby and he investigated with a big stick.  Look what he found
He/she hasn't stopped eating and drinkins since we found him.  I'll call hedgehog rescue and see what I should do.  Think he/she might need fattening up before we release him/her.
Hi from Kingswinford in the West Midlands


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,946
    Awww bless him/her ❤️ 🦔 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Posts: 11,985
    That's lovely @Yviestevie, I'm so envious, haven't seen a live hedgehog for 12 odd years. Any luck with the video call with your mum? Thinking of you.
    North East Somerset - Clay soil over limestone
  • YviestevieYviestevie Posts: 7,063
    @Lizzie27 No luck with the call, apparently they haven't set it up yet.  I know they are busy but it's not exactly rocket science is it.
    I've called hedgehog rescue and they said to keep him in the box and feed him up for a couple of nights then if he seems fine to let him go in the garden.  Have no idea how long he's been down there.
    Hi from Kingswinford in the West Midlands
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,737
    Gotta Luv the wee Spikeys
  • dappledshadedappledshade Posts: 1,011
    Oh how sweet! 
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,737
    might be  a stupid question, but have you any idea how he ended up in the cellar?
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Posts: 11,985
    Shame about the call, I guess the staff don't have much time to spare at the moment.
    Do you know if they have any volunteers still visiting who could set it up? 
    North East Somerset - Clay soil over limestone
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,353
    Oh how lovely @Yviestevie :)
    I thought you were going to say it was a dead body.... :D

    It crossed my mind the other day that, with all the dry  weather, and many of them emerging from hibernation, the hard ground could be a real problem in many areas too. When we had the mum and two little 'uns appearing in the garden a couple of years back, mum was clearly having trouble digging around as we'd had a very dry spell in July. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • YviestevieYviestevie Posts: 7,063
    No idea @Hostafan1 The lady at the hedgehog rescue says as he is a youngster he could squeeze through a 2inch gap.  I'm going to have to send hubby to check all the air bricks to see if we have any holes.
    Hi from Kingswinford in the West Midlands
  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 14,609
    What a fab story @Yviestevie.
    I am not getting anywhere with the home helping my mum to video call either.
    How can you lie there and think of England
    When you don't even know who's in the team

    S.Yorkshire/Derbyshire border
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