It may sound a strange question,but do hedgehogs climb

@jugsjugs (13046)
July 24, 2010 7:11pm CST
I have a six foot wooden fence all around my garden,there are no gaps under the fence or inbetween the fence.If they do not climb then how did a baby hedgehog get into my garden is what i would like to know.We all know that they can not fly.
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@tomitomi (5441)
• Singapore
25 Jul 10
Hi jugsjugs! I know they live in burrows underground. I don't think they climb well and they certainly don't fly. I would say they live below your garden.
@gaboni (644)
• Israel
25 Jul 10
probably dig underground your fence, on a side note, how is the baby?:o is he cute? ;3 can we have a photo?:D
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@tomitomi (5441)
• Singapore
25 Jul 10
You would come back for more!
@jugsjugs (13046)
27 Jul 10
I hope there are not any more,as i always thought that they went where ever the mother went.The hedgehog looks well from what i could see as it had curled itself up in a ball.It did not come into my garden last night,so perhaps it has found some where else to live.If i can get a photo of it then i will and put it on here.
@GardenGerty (88748)
• Marion, Kansas
25 Jul 10
Since it is a baby, perhaps it squeezed through a small gap. I do not think they can climb. My other thought would have been that it dug under the fence.
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@jugsjugs (13046)
27 Jul 10
The hedgehog never turned up last night,so i hope that it has found another home,as i am worried that my dogs will do it some damage through their run if it keeps going near them.I think that i will have to check the garden out to see if there is a place it is getting in.
@nobbsy123 (852)
• Australia
25 Jul 10
Hedgehogs can burrow underground a fair distance. They cannot climb at all.
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@jugsjugs (13046)
27 Jul 10
Thanks for that i will look for a place it could be coming from now in my garden.
@fifileigh (3621)
• United States
25 Jul 10
maybe they dug a hole from under the fence, and came out on the other side. or, maybe they did climb it.
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@jugsjugs (13046)
27 Jul 10
I noticed it did not turn up in my garden last night,so lets hope it has made a new home some where else.
@mipen2006 (5528)
• Australia
25 Jul 10
I'm sorry, jugs, I cannot help you. However, I'm curious to know what happened to the baby hedgehog.
@jugsjugs (13046)
27 Jul 10
I had already moved it from my back garden to my front garden,as the dogs wanted to kill it,but the next night it came back.I took it to my mums house thinking that it may stay there as there are other hedgehogs in her garden,so far so good,as it has not returned.I do not know why it liked my garden so much as i never leave food out for hedgehogs.
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@mipen2006 (5528)
• Australia
27 Jul 10
From over here in Australia, that is such a cute story.
• Philippines
3 Aug 10
Hi jugsjugs! i know the hedgehogs can burrow under the ground and they can go inside your garden by making a burrow from outside. They are like hamsters i think, so that is the most possible way they can go inside your garden. Maybe you can look for a burrow if you need to look for evidence. We dont have that kind of animals here in our country or its not common though my neighbor have one as his pet. I never get to ask him where he got it but its the first time i saw a hedgehog.
@jugsjugs (13046)
3 Aug 10
I have looked all around my garden and i can not find a place where it could burrow into my garden.Thankfully since i have taken the hedgehog over to my mums and put in her garden it has not come back here.I hope that it do not come back,as my dogs hate hedgehogs.
@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
29 Jul 10
Maybe it dig a tunnel under the fence instead? hehe ^_^ I'm not suprised if they can climb because after all, most animals are kinda flexible, when it means survival, so why not?? PLus, there are things for it to hold as it climbs, so i think that they do really climb, but at the same time, keep falling off too?? hehe
@jugsjugs (13046)
3 Aug 10
The ladt next door to me has seen one on her tree climbing up,she thought it was after the snails and slugs to eat,yuk.Since i have taken it to my mums i have not had it back in my garden,thankfully.I think it would prefer her company to my dogs company.
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@MDG2211 (711)
• Argentina
26 Jul 10
I have not even idea about which type of animal they are speaking, already I have seen several discussions in those who speak about the hedgehogs, and I to the animal only one that I know with this name it is the sea urchin, lives in the ocean, but for everything what I have read in all these discussions it is not the animal that I know. I imagine that it must be of the family of the rodents, please extract this great doubt that has created me.
@jugsjugs (13046)
27 Jul 10
The way i see it is that it is like a rodent with spikes on it.They curl up into a ball when they feel under threat.They walk about at night and sleep during the day,they are covered in fleas and sometimes they have ticks.My dogs hate them.I hope that it has found another garden as its home as it has not returned,so lets hope i will not see it in my garden anymore.
@savypat (20248)
• United States
25 Jul 10
I think they dig more than climb. But could something like a cat or a large bird brought this inot you yard and then lost it there. This happens around here. One time we found a baby wild duck another time a baby sknuk, we left that one to take care of it's self, but it sure was cute.
@jugsjugs (13046)
27 Jul 10
Hedgehogs are soo spiky so i do not think that it is being brought here by another animal.I think that it has a burrow some where and maybe has been using my garden as a short cut more than anything else,as there is nothing for it to eat in my garden fot it to eat.I have had a quick look around my garden to see if it is getting under or through anywhere,but there is no gaps or holes.
@derek_a (10903)
25 Jul 10
We have the same thin in our garden. There are fences down to the ground yet I have seen hedgehogs crossing the garden many times. The guy next door to us sees them in his garden also and they are the same ones because there is one baby one that walks around. I think that they can get under the smallest gaps under fences. I have also found an article all about them on his site, that may answer a lot of questions for you. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1080813/They-run-climb-Olympics-A-new-book-reveals-surprisingly-sporty-hedgehogs.html - They are truly fascinating little creatures though. _Derek
@Hatley (154691)
• Garden Grove, California
25 Jul 10
hi jugsjugs maybe the baby hedgehog burrowed under your fence.,When we still lived in eldorado gardens we had a possum who crawled under our redwood fence on our patio and would get into our garbage and scatter it all over the yard. I got up once at two in the morning and found him into into our garbage.,I grabbed the broom and sort of shoved him out and he could just barely squeeze under our fence. We had the unfortunate situation there of not enough dumpsters so were often forced to leave our garbage pails in our patio until there was space in the dumpster. there were one hundred families there and only twenty dumpsters, such a stupid situation indeed. so I would bet hedgehogs probably burrow under things like gophers do.Did the hedgehog eat any of your garden? I don't 'know a whole lot about them.
@jugsjugs (13046)
27 Jul 10
It did not come in my garden last night so i hope it has decided to stay at my mums house where i took it as she always has hedgehogs in her garden aswell as food for them.I do not leave food out for hedgehogs as they carry alot of fleas aswell as other things.I have not got a clue to why it likes my garden as there is nothing i think it would like to eat.If it returns i will take it to a friend that looks after hedgehogs,who lives further up the road,as i am worried that my dogs will claw it through their run.
@kimbers867 (2541)
• United States
25 Jul 10
I don't think you have a hedgehog in your garden. Interesting A hedgehog is any of the spiny mammals of the subfamily Erinaceinae and the order Erinaceomorpha. There are 17 species of hedgehog in five genera, found through parts of Europe, Asia, Africa, and New Zealand. There are no hedgehogs native to Australia, and no living species native to North America; those in New Zealand are introduced.
@jugsjugs (13046)
27 Jul 10
I am in the UK and the hedgehogs seem to be mulitiplying every year, they are always crossing roads going through peoples gardens etc.I would never hurt a hedgehog,but i am worried that one day my dogs claws will reach it when it go near their run again.I do so hope that it has found another garden and made its self at home rather than being in my garden.