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  1. azw1879

    azw1879 Seedling

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    Got another visitor to the garden, but it appears they like the place so much - they've moved in !

    Although the stairs at the washing green were meant for walking on, it seems a hedgehog has decided to take up residence underneath, even 'cutting' the grass outside the entrance, using the grass to build up the inside for a den or such.

    More animals and birds visit my garden than people !

    C.J.
     
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  3. eileen

    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Same here CJ and every single one of them are more than welcome too. :D If you can could you post a piccie of your little heggie - they're one of my favourite animals. :-D
     
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    Crazy Orchid Lady Seedling

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    Mine too! Nice of them to cut the grass for you.
     
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    Frank GardenStew Founder Staff Member Administrator

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    Ah hedgehogs now we're talking! Very amusing creatures, one of my favourites. I have a lingering memory of my first real sighting of a hedgehog. My friend's father found one pottering around the place and must not have been too fond of them because he scooped it up with a shovel and hurled it far and high into the air. I don't know if it survived :( That was a nasty thing to do.

    I hope you can get a photo C.J ;)
     



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  6. eileen

    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Poor hedgehog!!!! :eek: They don't do any harm either - they're one of natures good guys!! :(
     
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    jubabe296 Official Garden Fairy

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    That really was a horrible thing to do to the poor little hedgehog!!! I hate for someone to do something to a poor animal in my presence!! It makes me soooo upset for days!!! Wonder how he would have felt if he was hurled in the air? :sete_024: :snicker: :setf_048:
     
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    Pinkiered The Rose Queen

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    Never seen one....Well, Sonic the hedgehog.
     
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    Frank GardenStew Founder Staff Member Administrator

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    Hehe I seen a LOT of him :D
     
  10. eileen

    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Denee here's a couple of hedgehog piccies for you. Really cute little guys and a great benifit to any garden as they eat slugs and snails among other things. :-D

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    We don't have them around here, but I have read that they like to eat slugs, in which case I wish we did! I have raccoons and possums, but I'd rather have a slug-eater.
     
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    Pinkiered The Rose Queen

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    Oh so cute! I wish I had some!
     

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