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Hamworthy Hedgehog Rescue

Hogs
Jim

Lizzie

The wound above Lizzie’s eye has almost healed now, but the eye is still very cloudy. We are still not sure if she will regain the sight in this eye or not.

She has to regrow her hair and spikes above and around the eye, which may take some time, so she will be staying with us for a while yet.

Hedgehogs with sight in only one eye do surprisingly well in the wild, this is due to the fact that they actually have fairly poor eyesight, and find most of their food by smell.

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Hogs
Jim

Orbicularis muscle

Hedgehogs roll up by using their orbicularis muscle, which is something like the drawstring on a duffle bag, and runs all around their ‘skirt’, just below the level of their spikey coat.

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Hogs
Jim

An array of hedgehogs

We released an array of hedgehogs yesterday evening – the first day for a while where more went than came in.

The sun was just dipping below the horizon as we released these spikey little lovelies, and they seemed very happy to be back where they belonged.

Here are some photos of some of the hogs being released, ably assisted by young Oliver and his mum Sandra.

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Feeding
Jim

Prize winners!

Big thanks to the wonderful people at @BramblesPAWLtd for our prize that was delivered today – 4 x 2kg sacks

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