United Hedgehog Alliance
@RSPCA_Frontline - Hedgehog Photos on Twitter

On January 16, the RSPCA Frontline has asked the public on Twitter for photo requests of animals. Of course we have suggested hedgehogs.



This request was as easy as the RSPCA Frontline states:



Hedgehogs are vulnerable animals and have declined tremendously in the last few decades. If you see a hedgehog (or any other animal) in trouble, please do not hesitate to phone the RSPCA Frontline: 0300 1234999

Many thanks to @RSPCA_Frontline for responding to our request.

 

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Petition to save British hedgehogs:
http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/13085

Save our Hedgehogs

Responsible department: Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

We urge HM Government to recognise the shocking decline in numbers of the British hedgehog. We urge HM Government to give the hedgehog the same legal protection as the otter, dormouse and red squirrel under section 9 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981.

For UK residents only.

Hedgehog Survey 16.10.2011

Field Survey

Start: 22:53

End: 23:11

Weather conditions: mild.

No sightings.

Hedgehog Field Survey 15.10.2011

Field Survey

Time: about 23:45

Weather conditions: mild.

No sightings.

Hedgehog Survey 14.10.2011

Field Survey

Start: 21:39

End: 22:08

Weather conditions: mild.

No sightings.

Hedgehog Field Survey 13.10.2011

Field Survey

Start: 22:11

End: 22:40

Weather conditions: mild.

No sighting. We spent a long while observing the field for a chance to spot a hedgehog out and about, but there were none. Seems the hedgehogs have shifted their activities currently somewhere else. Quiet night.

Hedgehog Field Survey 12.10.2011

Field Survey

Start: 23:43

End: 00:04

Weather conditions: mild.

No sighting. The first thing we noticed was this eerie orange glow in the sky shown in the photo below. This bright light gave us a much better view of the field to watch for hedgehogs! We heard some shuffling noises in the bushes so we waited for a while in silence but when nothing appeared we decided to move on.




Weird organge glowing sky on October 12, 2011.



There was no survey the day before.

Hedgehog Field Survey 09.-10.10.2011

09.10.2011

Field Survey

Start: 19:48

End: 19:59

Weather conditions: mild.

No sightings.


10.10.2011

Field Survey

Start: 21:28

End: 21:49

Weather conditions: mild.

One hedgehog. Remember this fella from the 2nd of October? Well, we believe we have met him again tonight. First, we searched the field for hedgehogs but there were none. Then on our way back we found this big hedgehog on the path. The size and shape are very similar to the hedgehog we have seen on the 2nd. It was also the same location, maybe a hint for habits?


Same fella?


Do you see its paw?


Hope to see you again! Bye-bye! :)

We are actually certain that it was the same hedgehog from October 2. We think it’s an adult male well prepared for winter. We will keep an extra eye on this path for future surveys.



There was no hedgehog survey on the 8th of October.

Hedgehog Field Survey 07.09.2011

Field Survey

Start: 23:01

End: 22:18

Weather conditions: cold.

No sightings.

Hedgehog Field Survey 06.10.2011

Field Survey

Start: 22:29

End: 22:41

Weather conditions: windy and cold.

No sightings.