Lovely surprise

Hi all,

I forgot to pick some strawberries this evening, so had to nip out at 10pm.

While hunting for ripe ones in what was left of the light, I came across someone else having a snack:



There used to be hedgehogs in my garden but I've not heard them snuffling or seen one for about 3 years, so it's great that they're back! image

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


  • bekkie hughesbekkie hughes Posts: 5,294
    Congratulations, isnt it a thrill! image
  • 4thPanda4thPanda Posts: 4,145

    Hurrah image

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 42,805


    Gardening is cheaper than therapy, and you get tomatoes. 
  • KEFKEF Posts: 8,915

    Great to see him / her image

  • Forester2Forester2 Posts: 1,478

    Lucky lucky you.  Did you remember to get your strawberries though?

  • Stacey DochertyStacey Docherty Posts: 1,759

    Lucky you wish I had a hedge pig snuffling around my garden image

  • Victoria SpongeVictoria Sponge Posts: 2,397

    That's brillimage

  • rosemummyrosemummy Posts: 1,974

    How lovely, wish we had one too

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,050

    I want oneimage

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 19,692

    Just lovely Bob image

    I want one too nut - is there such a thing as hog envy? image

  • HaylarHaylar Posts: 2
    Why didn't they move the hogs down to England instead of culling them in Scotland a few years back? I wish I had a couple!
  • image.image Lovely hoggie! if you leave food out they will certainly find it and more will come, especially late summer/early autumn when they are stocking up for hibernating.

    We have several visiting nightly image. All of the wet food I put out gets eaten most nights. And most of the seeds mix I make up.

    I found Teigan - who is  one of my overwinterers from 2012 - with a man hog twice her size. I can only say that her attempts at dissuading his romantic advances were half hearted at best - lol! She is my special hoggy as she is just so nice, lovely natured girly, always seems happy, always wearing a smile when I grab her for a weight check or to redo her mark. I really hope she has babies - they will be her first - but I hope she doesn't decide to leave me a late litter of autumn bubs image

  • BizzieBBizzieB Posts: 885

     BobTheGardener image 

    good to see  them when they come back isn't it. 

    Often hear mine snuffling and saw him/her trotting up the side path one night last month. 

    Off to buy a strawberry plant! image

  • Lori73Lori73 Posts: 42

    That's great Bob image

    We had one that would visit us last year but we've not seen or heard him/her at all so far this year image

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