Having a little look around while doing a bit of late night naked eye astronomy, when across the road I noticed a dark snuffling shape over on the little park across the road where during the day the first redwing had arrived to have a crack at the cotoneaster.
Of course I knew what it was, but what was Tiggywinkles doing out on a January night?
It was reasonably mild, and wet ground probably meant it was a good night for hunting. But hoggies should be in their beds this time of year!
It wasn't a small hedgehog, and it appeared healthy and I have absolutely no means of doing a rescue, so I left it where it was. Apparently I perhaps should have contacted a rescue, but I will keep an eye out. It's a favourite spot for hedgehogs, that little park.
I hope my prickly friend is well and can get to sleep.
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