What on earth are they up to........?
...and I've seen and heard them crackling through the dry leaves in the evening and this morning one (huge) was boldly crossing the road on our estate. Tonight I was just having a look round the garden before locking up for the night when I heard this snuffling and shuffling behind me. I thought it was the OH joining me in the garden but when I turned round - he wasn't there - eery. But I did sense a presence and saw the plants move. I crept over keeping a safe distance because I hadn't a clue what i was going to see and there was a hedgehog snuffling and appearing to be digging at the ground - on closer inspection - there were two of them. One was huge and the other obviously the child. I backed off to watch without disturbing them and they continued for ages. Sometimes they looked as if they were fighting or tugging at something. It was very strange. It was a bit dark to take photos or video them but I've never seen anything like it. (ps realise I haven't given the most impressive impression of OH - he is not given to snuffling or shuffling around the garden as a general rule