Hamworthy Hedgehog Rescue

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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

Busy weekend

We have had a really busy weekend and Bank holiday, with several hogs with fly strike on their wounds that needed cleaning.

Amongst several hogs that came on was this female, who came in to us this evening after having been found out in daylight when the homeowner went out to see what his dog was barking at, and found her not moving.

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Hogs
Jim

Trapped

This little chap came in to us Monday after getting himself trapped in an enclosed courtyard with fake grass surface.

He had fallen about 3 – 4 feet down, and there was no way he could have got out on his own. He could have been there since Friday.

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