Hedgehog in trouble(July 21, 2012)
Spotted a hedgehog at lunchtime, just reclining on the soil under the birdfeeders, and not moving much. Thought it was dead at first, but when gently prodded it gave a little twitch, but obviously not well. Contacted the hedehog helpline and the county rescue centre who advised what to do. We were given the phone number of a local hedgehog rescue place and they have now taken her back to their place. She is an adult and well fed but there appears to be a problem with a front leg. Hopefully she will be well enough to come back to the garden in a couple of weeks. In the meantime I am listening out for hungry youngsters, just in case there is a nest in the garden. Apparently they will squeak quite loudly if left unfed.
Watch this space for further news.