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I was amazed on my school run this morning to see a squirrel run across the road carrying a hedgehog

I was amazed on my school run this morning to see a squirrel run across the road carrying a hedgehog do they actually eat hedgehogs 
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  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 6,539
    I thought there was going to be a punchline here :/  Was it a green hedgehog?
    Unlike the brain, the stomach warns you when it's empty.
  • B3B3 Posts: 18,733
    Sounds like a chestnut to me too or an itchyball. Or a windup😊
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • steephillsteephill Posts: 2,074
    Squirrels will raid nests taking chicks and eggs. They are opportunists so will take advantage of any carrion they find. I doubt they could kill a hedgehog though and I can't imagine how they would carry a live one in its defensive ball form.
  • Cute!  🤣
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 39,456
    An act of kindness to save the hedgehog from being run over on the road ?
    Aye right  :D

    This is surely a windup, or maybe someone needs to go to Specsavers..... ;)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 6,539
    Fairygirl said:
    maybe someone needs to go to Specsavers..... ;)
    I don't think they make glasses for squirrels. :#

    Unlike the brain, the stomach warns you when it's empty.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 39,456
    Fairygirl said:
    maybe someone needs to go to Specsavers..... ;)
    I don't think they make glasses for squirrels. :#

     :D 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • FireFire LondonPosts: 10,904
    Conker?
  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 6,539
    Fire said:
    Conker?
    The best computer game ever made was called Conker's Bad Fur Day and was about an alcoholic squirrel who woke up in a strange place with a terrible hangover and you had to help him find his way home. Crossing a busy road carrying a hedgehog sounds exactly like something Conker would do.

    Unlike the brain, the stomach warns you when it's empty.
  • B3B3 Posts: 18,733
    You couldn't make it up! Did you? @wild edges.
    If it doesn't exist, it should. I remember a game with a bad-tempered knight who tramped around whacking things with his broadsword. I enjoyed it especially if I was feeling ratty myself
    In London. Keen but lazy.
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