Last night eagle eyes had spotted something in the gloom:
As soon as I got the back door open Penny went rushing out to investigate:
Although they often visit it is ages since I have actually seen a Hedgehog close up. This one was fairly large, possibly a male. Years ago a dog getting that close to a Hedgehog would have got covered in fleas but these days it doesn't seem to be a problem.
After a quick look and a few photos I took Penny indoors so Spiky could disappear under the fence in peace. Though she doesn't attack them if they stay still she will chase them if they try to run away.
4 hours ago