I, like many people, have been worried about our wildlife i this hot weather, and I was walking home last night thinking that I hadn't seen a hedgehog for a while.
The South Parade Park is looking very brown and scorched at the moment, and not exactly looking like it is alive with juicy slugs and worms. In my own garden area I've heard a lot of snuffling and rustling in the undergrowth lately, but not actually seen anything prickly until last night.
This young character was scuttling alongthe drive.
I immediately got a bowl of water and left it out for him, hoping he'd find some solid food as well.
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