Let Bobby out for his late night jaunt in the garden. Normally he goes through to the front garden at this time but last night something caught his attention as soon as we went out of the back door. I could just make out a dark shape so I nipped in for the camera. I could hear him barking and by the time I got outside again there was nothing in sight. Bobby was listening intently and moved over to a couple of old wooden garden chairs.
I shone the torch in that area and Bobby went in for a closer look.
There, as far into a corner as it could get, was the local hedgehog. I had hoped it had survived the winter as there were baby hedgehogs in the garden last year. Having taken a quick photo we transferred to the front garden so Bobby could do what a dog needs to do before bedtime and left the hedgehog in peace.
Here is a bit of video I took last summer when a young hedgehog was about in broad daylight.
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