I love hedgehogs.
They are super super cute!!
They 'snuffle' about and just get
on with their nocturnal duties.
Apparently there is a cronic shortage
in the UK at the moment.
When I returned home once one early evening I found
one crossing the road .
I rushed inside for a pan and brush and scooped
I then positioned him amoungst the hedgerow.
The next few days I looked out for him but i expect
he had travelled to pastures new.
Since then I have become a huge fan.
I even have a fluffy hedgehog toy.
Sits at the bottom of my stairs.
There are many charitable hedgehog
and wildlife trusts doing
great voluntary work throughout
I enclose a link below for one of
A guidance on how to help your hedgehog.
Hedgehogs in the
I went outside to retrieve the washing
It was dark, apart from a glimmer of moonlight.
Suddenly, I was aware of a very strange sound.
Feeling rather worried, I began to look around.
To my surprise, I saw two hedgehogs
Busy searching for their food, without a care.
Gone were my former feelings of anxiety and fright;
They were swiftly replaced with joy and sheer delight.
I stood and watched the two hedgehogs
in total awe,
As Id never been that close to a live hedgehog before.
I had absolutely no idea that these creatures roamed,
Unseen by me, each night, so very close to our home.
Of my presence, Im not sure
that they were aware,
But my close proximity, they seemed happy to bear.
To us, they were extremely welcome guests,
As hedgehogs are known to eat garden pests.
I stood in the garden, dressed in
my cosy PJs,
Watching them both there, snuffling away.
I stood there watching for quite a while;
On my excited face, I wore a joyous smile.
From them, I struggled to tear my
excited eyes away,
And I really hoped that they would return the next day.
They visited us for a few weeks, then disappeared,
But, the memory of their visits, to me, is still dear.