Spikes Hog Cam – Who’s in the box ? Take 2

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Hog Watch , proudly sponsored by Spikes Hedgehog Food

 

It’s now been 4 days since our new boxes arrived , with I promise you two little Hedgehogs inside.

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So why are we fostering two hedgehogs for the winter. Putting it quite simply, these two young boys would not have survived the winter if left outside on their own. A combination of low weight and no nest site would by now have ended their short life’s.

Why interfere with nature , a good question . We are directly responsible for the hedgehogs demise, one of our few truly wild mammals are now so low in numbers  that there is a real risk we could lose  them forever. If these two males survive the winter and can be released back into the wild it might just make a difference.

The aim is simple , keep the temperature in the room above 5c and the hedgehogs natural instinct to hibernate will be suppressed. Supply food and water daily , keep human contact to a minimum and we hopefully will have two healthy Hedgehogs to release in the spring.

anyway enough of the heavy stuff , here are a couple of new images …..

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Ok , this is just the bedding , strips of news paper to simulate fallen leaves. And here is the first picture of Hog 55….

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We are still looking for names , email your choice to mywildphoto@gmail.com

Peter

 

 

 

 

 

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