Henry and Honey, the two adult Hedgehogs, are seen visiting the garden most nights. Last night Henry arrived about 9.45 and paid a few short visits to the feeding area. This is the last one I captured on video just before bedtime.
I saw Henry leave the paved area about ten minutes before I let Bobby out for his last patrol of his estate thinking that all would be clear but I did take a camera with me just in case.... Once outside I could see a dark shape in the middle of the lawn and there was Bobby, nose to the ground, following the scent trail. In no time at all he had found the Hedgehog.
What are you doing over here?
I wonder ... what is the best way to investigate this strange creature?
I know. I'll give it a good sniff. Ouch!
Once Bobby had said hello I called him away and we left Henry in peace to carry on investigating the rest of the garden.
For several months I have toyed with the idea of buying a Hedgehog house and I finally got 'Round Tuit'. It arrived speedily by courier from Concept Wildlife (though actually bought on eBay) and looks very well made.
I have chosen one with a hinged roof for two reasons.
1) ease of cleaning out.
2) easy, (I hope) to fit a small camera inside.
As soon as I had photographed it I treated the outside with animal friendly wood preservative. The next job being to try out a camera with some Infra Red lighting.
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