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Looking at the relative sizes of the hedgehogs which have visited recently I think it is reasonable to assume that the small one is a juvenile.
This clip from a much longer video taken last night shows the youngster near the back of the paved area when an adult arrives. Both carry on feeding happily while there is reasonable space between them. Eventually the adult moves closer to the youngster and then the usual push and shove starts. The adult spends quite some time, head down and leaning its spines towards the other, pushing the juvenile around and apparently trying to remove it from the paved area altogether. It doesn't succeed though it makes many attempts. Both manage to get their share of the food.
First I tried for some flash photos through the double glazed window in the kitchen but as I expected there was far too much glare and they were washed out. Then I tried some flash through the single glazed conservatory door with some success despite the heavy rain and the water drops running down the glass.
The one semi-clear photo I managed to get of the juvenile
Here the adult is charging towards the youngster at full speed.
No - it doesn't have a green nose, it's a leaf!
Approaching the juvenile.
Typical head down and body leaning so the spines can be used for offence and defence.
Each time the adult seems satisfied that the youngster was out of the way it went back to feeding as did the young one. In the end the adult left and the juvenile had the paved area to itself.
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