Wildlife in Pilton ‘Hedgehog Rescue’

Wildlife in Pilton ‘Hedgehog Rescue’

theo_pep
Oct 04 2017
VolunteersCommunity Garden

Whilst fixing up a garden border, George and his team became the saviours of a wee hedgehog. Hedgehogs don’t have good eyesight, so when an old fence was removed the posthole became a trap. The hog had been on his usual wanders through the gardens of West Pilton Street when he inadvertently fell down the hole; a hole that to him had suddenly appeared overnight.

George and Peter found the hog stranded and curled up at the bottom of the deep post hole. Armed with 2 pairs of thick gloves they carefully eased the hog out and set him down in the nearest bush to recover. George then filled the hole with stones making sure that no other animal would suffer the same mishap.

Hedgehogs are hardy little things and I’m sure other than being hungry and thirsty he’ll recover well. Remember with the autumn setting in to always check piles of leaves for hogs before burning them. Hedgehogs are a native species and important for gardens, so thanks to George and his team for helping to keep them safe.