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Hedgehogs
« on: April 10, 2021, 09:22:44 AM »
Please Please think Hedgehog when strimming your gardens. I look after sick Hedgehogs and on Tuesday of this week recieved a message from someone who had one in their garden during the daytime.
I collected it and it obviously had an infection of some kind so phoned the vets practice where I take them should they need medical attention.
It was found to have several deep cuts thought to be by a strimmer. The cuts were infected.
It has had some Ticks removed and is receiving antibiotics.
We are now into Saturday. The hedgehog is still receiving care in the vets.
I'm hoping it survives so I can take it back and  build it up for release.

Please think hedgehog when you start gardening!
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Re: Hedgehogs
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2021, 10:07:49 AM »
I don't mind them in the garden, but I wish they'd stop sh*tting on the paths!

Hope he/she goes on OK.
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Re: Hedgehogs
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2021, 10:10:40 AM »
I don't mind them in the garden, but I wish they'd stop sh*tting on the paths!

Hope he/she goes on OK.

 :)) :)) I don't get much of the smelly stuff I think next door gets it as they can't get through their fence on the back so they use their path to exit.

The Hedgehog died unfortunately. The vets phoned me yesterday and said the wounds were much deeper than they had originally thought.

Meanwhile I was called out yesterday to retrieve a Hedgehog which was down a drain! ( Obviously no cover on the drain!)
I fished it out and it is still alive and in an incubator to keep it warm.
Just cleaned it out and put fresh water in and just a little food to see if it will eat today.
I don't hold much hope out for it's recovery but can but try!!

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Re: Hedgehogs
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2021, 11:06:34 AM »
Sadly the little one died - death by strimmer!!

The one I fished out of the drain lived.
I kept him for 5 days then released him
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