Hamworthy Hedgehog Rescue

Share on facebook
Share on twitter

Rat attack!

We had a new entry late last night, and a first for us, this poor hog was the victim of a rat attack.

The finder heard a squealing coming from their garden, and thinking it was a cat that had got a bird, she went out to try and rescue it – she was shocked to see a hedgehog that was being attacked by two rats!

She has feeding stations in her garden, that appears not only to have attracted hedgehogs, but rats as well.

The rats had chewed the hogs quills in several areas, mainly around the head and back end, and had actually been chewing the rump of the hog, which was bleeding quite steadily.

On arrival, the hog was given a medicated bath to clean the wounds, and to remove any possible rat urine etc. His wounds were cleaned and treated, and he was given an antibiotic injection.

He was checked by the vet this morning, who advised that we carry on doing what we are doing with him. We will keep him until his wounds are healed, and his quills have grown back, at which time he will be released back to where he came from.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

More Articles

Hogs
Jim

Searching for hogs

We carried out an area search for hedgehogs today, as two plots are being cleared for building works to commence.

Read More »
News
Jim

New shed

A couple of weeks back, we posted a link to a competition to win a shed, asking people if they

Read More »
Hogs
Jim

Alexandra

Litter of four hoglets with their mum, Alexandra. There is quite a size difference between the smallest and largest hoglets.

Read More »