The hedgehogs are awake

@millie02 (6908)
United Kingdom
April 3, 2016 4:02am CST
For several years, we have had hedgehogs living in the back garden. They have a hedgehog house at the bottom of the garden where they hibernate through the winter. We noticed that they had come out of hibernation last week when we noticed there were piles of poo on the patio. Then last night we looked out the window and saw one walking about. Do you have any wildlife living in your back garden?
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@JohnRoberts (57008)
• Los Angeles, California
3 Apr 16
Don't have a back garden unless some potted plants in the courtyard count with a resident lizard. Here, in Southern California a back garden might get a gopher.
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@millie02 (6908)
• United Kingdom
3 Apr 16
Is it the same lizard , and does he go anywhere else ? I have never seen a gopher before.
@JohnRoberts (57008)
• Los Angeles, California
3 Apr 16
@millie02 I don't know if it's the same lizard. You don't have gophers in the UK?
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@millie02 (6908)
• United Kingdom
3 Apr 16
@JohnRoberts Not that I know of. Do they bite or are they friendly animals.?
@toniganzon (49935)
• Philippines
3 Apr 16
I don't think we have a hedgehog in our country. I remember many years ago when our family bought a house, I used to find snakes in the garden and I would scream for my dad to get them.
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@millie02 (6908)
• United Kingdom
3 Apr 16
Very scary, I am really scared of snakes. Even the harmless sort.
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@toniganzon (49935)
• Philippines
3 Apr 16
@millie02 When I was 5 years old, I played with snakes hahaha. I have a friend in Ohio who breeds snakes. Sometimes he would send me pictures of the baby snakes coming out of their egg shells.
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@millie02 (6908)
• United Kingdom
3 Apr 16
@toniganzon Did you ever get bitten by one ?
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@Ronrybs (7299)
• London, England
3 Apr 16
Used to have hedgehogs here, but haven't seen them in a while. They like catfood
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@millie02 (6908)
• United Kingdom
3 Apr 16
We feed ours mealworms because if we left cat food , we would have too many cats coming to eat it. Our next door neighbour has five cats and so does the lady who lives across the road.
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@Ronrybs (7299)
• London, England
3 Apr 16
@millie02 lots of mouths to feed!
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@millie02 (6908)
• United Kingdom
3 Apr 16
@Ronrybs It must cost them a fortune in cat food , vets bills etc.
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@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
3 Apr 16
There are hedgehogs quite close by, but they rarely seem to come out during the day.
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@millie02 (6908)
• United Kingdom
4 Apr 16
Ours only come out in the evening , but I think they are around all night because I have heard them in the middle of the night when I have had the windows open.
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@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
4 Apr 16
@millie02 I cannot remember ever hearing a hedgehog and would not even know what noise they make.
@jaboUK (53935)
• United Kingdom
3 Apr 16
We see the occasional one in our garden, but I haven't seen one yet this year.