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Always nice to see a hedgehog in the garden!

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Are they common in your area? My parents' garden was frequently visited by a hedgehog.
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Not sure. We've been here 5 years and just started seeing this one. He turns the pir light on and I've only just put that up, so he could well have been around for a while and we didn't know. Prior to that I haven't seen one for years. When I was young, where I grew up, in the country, we often saw them.

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Generally, it is a sign that you have no badgers around, I believe.
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That's good then. We see the odd dead badger on the road into the village but not often.

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We used to get hedgehogs round here when I was a child, but I haven't seen one for decades.
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I think part of the decline is that people have erected impenetrable garden fences and prevented the hedgehog from roaming. When I was young it was normal to leave a gap for the hedgehog to come and go.

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We have no hedgehogs around where we live. They do t have them in Australia AFAIK. Apparently they were introduced into We Zealand and have become a pest.

We did have a mother and baby hedgehog under the hedge when I lived in England however.

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GeoffW wrote:
20 Nov 2023, 18:51
Apparently they were introduced into We Zealand and have become a pest.

Have New Zealanders got holes in their fences and no badgers?

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I haven't been to new Zealand. So I haven't been witnessing the badger, your honour.

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We recently acquired a hedgehog from the local Aldi.
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Cute!
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Jay Freedman wrote:
22 Nov 2023, 20:45
We recently acquired a hedgehog .....

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We don't have hedgehogs, but we do have echidnas.

I didn't want to post a photo from the Web, but I saw this one while I was out walking today. It's only the second time I've ever seen one in the wild up close and personal.
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Also cute!
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Cute, but definitely not cuddly!

Unlike the echidna, thse were in a wildlife reserve which is a part of a different morning walk.
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I have never been sure of how to pronounce echidna!

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e-KID-na

And thanks.

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