Hamworthy Hedgehog Rescue

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Plastic nest

This hog came in to us this evening after being dug out of its nest by a dog. It was covered in strips of plastic and carrier bags, a sad sign of the inconsiderate dumping of rubbish that this hog had used such material for its nest.

It was very stressed so we were unable to unroll it to sex it. It was very cold and dehydrated, so we gave it warm subcutaneous fluids and it is now in a warm box in one of the heated sheds.
It has blood on the spikes on its flank, but this appears to be from the dogs mouth as we can find no wounds on the hog.

Hopefully it will settle down overnight and we’ll be able to give it a thorough check over.

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