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Thursday, 16 July 2020

July Hedgehogs

Following on from earlier posts of videos from the night camera, the hedgehogs have now returned. They are going into the home-made feeding box to eat the hedgehog biscuits which the mice have not found yet. One hedgehog is so fat it has a bit of a squeeze to get in. Here is a quick two-minute compilation of clips from the first half of July.


I don’t plan to post any more of these unless the camera picks up something really noteworthy, but here is a list of links to the previous compilations of videos and photographs.

Easter (12th April 2020)
Night Cats (5th May 2020)
Hedgehog Update (8th May 2020)
Snail Bogeys (12th June 2020)
More from the Night Camera (20th June 2020)

23 comments:

  1. It is good to see that yours are thriving still. I see what you mean about Fatso - "El Puerco"

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    1. There seem to be two, but I'm not very good at recognising hedgehogs (or people for that matter).

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  2. Do we know the sex of the fat one? Could it be pregnant? That would be exciting.

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    1. You would be more than welcome to come round to catch it and have a look.

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  3. The sudden appearance of an extra seemingly jet-propelled hedgehog always startles me! Are there two or three?

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    1. Sorry for my poor video editing - I suppose I should have done some nice fades and zooms but that's too much effort so I just stuck them together, so it does look as if they appear from nowhere. However, they can move at quite a pace when they want to.

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  4. I haven't seen a living hedgehog for years

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    1. You probably have them around you. A late evening walk with a torch might spot one.

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  5. Just wonderful. I never get fed up with watching your little videos. I haven't seen a hedgehog in years.
    thank you so much.
    Briony
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    1. They are funny little things. They remind me of tortoises but with spines instead of a shell. If we see hoglets I'll post pictures.

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  6. I enjoyed this! I love watching your videos too. I'm surprised the mice have not yet found this but lucky for the hedgehogs that they have not. Thank you for sharing this!

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    1. The mice don't seem to go to that corner of the garden. There are too many cats and nowhere inaccessible to hide.

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    1. I'm not sure how it would react to being called that. It might go for your throat.

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    1. Sorry Joanne - clicked the wrong thing. Joanne said "I'd not see a hedgehog in motion, ever. Tortoises with spines and no shell is a pretty neat way of describing them to a blind man."
      It's the way their legs appear from beneath the spines to raise themselves off the ground that reminds me of tortoises

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  9. I thought the same as Pat, so maybe you're in for a bunch of baby hedgehogs living in your garden in a few weeks.

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    1. Would the collective noun be "a prickle of baby hedgehogs"?

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  10. A prickle of baby hedgehogs is perfect. We all yearn to see them, in slow motion, in real motion, in daylight, at night. I had forgotten that tortoises raise themselves slightly up on their legs. So the Wee Hedgies do too!

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    1. And a glass yer of Glaswegians

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    2. If only we could tear the Glasgovian bairns from their video games and get them interested in animals and animal biology.
      From TV I remember Tony Soper and Graham Dangerfield on Blue Peter. Nothing kept me from Blue Peter, Christopher Trace, Valerie Singleton, and the great John Noakes with his dog Shep. Then there was Desmond Morris on Zoo Time and Johnny Morris' Animal Magic. We owed the BBC a lot.

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  11. Great footage. Don't you just love hedgehog biscuits? Much tastier than ferret flavoured ones.

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