Saturday, 28 July 2012

Shhh - do not disturb!

A strange noise in the garden yesterday made the girls jump, so I had to investigate.  I was a little scared as I wasn't sure what, if anything, I was going to find.....

A mother hedgehog, and three babies have taken up residence under a little chook house - well, I guess she took up residence, and then gave birth.  She was rather too far into that plastic for my liking, so I gently snipped at it with some scissors and opened it up a little so that there was less chance of suffocation, and then we gently replaced the chook house and left them in peace.  

We hope to see evidence in the garden that they are growing up in the future - hedgehogs have quite distinctive droppings, and an absence of slugs would be welcomed.