Hamworthy Hedgehog Rescue

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Sad news

Sad news – we had this adult male hog brought in by Sally, one of Wildlife in Need’s volunteer drivers, on Thursday evening. He had been found laying under a car late in the afternoon.

He had a very deep bite wound just in front of his right ear, and one under his jaw. He was bleeding from his nostrils and was actually groaning in pain when touched.

He was taken straight to the vet, where an X-ray showed he had multiple skull fractures, and fractures to his upper jaw.

This being the case, it was decided to euthanise him, as these were non recoverable injuries.

The only good thing I suppose, is that he can’t have been like this long as there was no fly strike, and the wounds were fresh. At least the poor little fella is not in pain anymore.

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