Look what I found....

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  1. gardenelf

    gardenelf In Flower

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    Yesterday I spent most of the afternoon working in my mum's old front garden (totally wiped out today, ouch!) When weeding under the hydrangers, I came across this unfortunate little hedgehog, or rather, what's left of him/her. Must have been there quite a while, hidden away under the plants. Made me sad :crying:

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  3. Netty

    Netty Chaotic Gardener Plants Contributor

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    :( Poor little thing. I have found birds and squirrels like this on occasion, it always makes me sad. I usually end up digging a hole right there and burying it.
     
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    That is sad. Nature can seem so harsh.
     
  5. Kay

    Kay Girl with Green Thumbs

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    In spring, I
    always seem to find the remnants of poor creatures that couldn't make it through the winter.Usually birds and bunnies. This morning, in our newspaper there was a story about a women who happened upon a poor dead armadillo in a parking lot. Armadillos are not from around here. This one apparently wandered way too far north.
    RIP little Hedgehog:smt009
     



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  6. eileen

    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Poor little soul it must have been too underweight to make it through to hibernation and died from the cold.
     
  7. gardenelf

    gardenelf In Flower

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    Netty, that's just what I did: after taking this picture, I dug a deep(ish) hole, first carefully laid the little scull in it, then filled it with the rest of the remains & covered it with soil. The hydrangers can now finish off recycling the tiny corpse, so in a strange way this hedgehog gets a second life. That's nice to know :stew1:
     
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    KK Ng Hardy Maple

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    Poor little fellow, luckily I don't get this in my garden.
     

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