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Eyebright
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seems they did kill hundreds of hedgehogs in the Scottish Isles (by lethel injection!) then they decided that catching them live and relocating them was a much better idea. They've got sniffer dogs locating them now then they trap them and ferry them off to a more suitable environment.

Glad to hear Hodgy survived the winter!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thats terrible, the poor little fella's.

yep Hodgies lookin' very well i must say, he used to always look a bit thin after hibernating (to be expected really) but this year he looks really good...plump even, he was here getting his free handouts almost every night last year so he must have had plenty of fat to fall back on over the winter, all that food he put away put him in good stead, its so great to see him Very Happy

we say "he" but we've just come to the conclusion that he must be male, never had any babies, what a pity really i've have loved for Hodgy to have brought his babies to see us Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perhaps he'll find a wife and bring the whole family for dinner!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wouldn't that be lovely, i could have sent you a couple of Hodgy juniors to wage war against the slugs and snails in your garden Razz
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oooh I'd love that! Wonder would they fit in an envelope!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

only one way to find out lol Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 12:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That could be nasty!

I wanted to include a shocked face but my ancient laptop would do it!
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found a hog coming out of one of my sheds two nights ago, or rather I should say my trusty terrier found him whilst out for his pre bed routine of running around the house and piddling somewhere. A good sized specimen and delighted to see it, should keep the slugs down if it stays around.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I havenít seen a hedgehog in my garden for years, not since the day I almost trod on one on a step - it was dusk and I didnít see it. But Iíve so much ground cover/undergrowth and donít use pesticides of any kind, Iíd be very surprised if there are none. Iíve left suitable hibernation places undisturbed. I donít have a big slug/snail problem - I do have lots of frogs and birds, too.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Were you on the homemade wine when you nearly stood on Hodgy?
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