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blowin



Joined: 13 Dec 2006
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Location: Tubbercurry , Co Sligo

PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 1:03 am    Post subject: Hedgehogs  Reply with quote

Pics taken in my Mum's garden remind me how nice it is to have Hedgehogs around. They were frequent visitors to the last two places I lived but sadly there are none here. I see plenty squashed on the local roads but my own land is far too overgrown for them. That's a pity because there are plenty of slugs etc for them to eat if only they could push through the flags and scutch.
The other type of hogs you see in the second pic wouldn't even try.





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Natterjack



Joined: 20 Oct 2012
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Location: North Kerry

PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love it, yes sadly I only see them dead on the roads, none here yet.

My OH remembers some nesting under her caravan when she was a child, she said they snorted like little pigs!
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blowin



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Location: Tubbercurry , Co Sligo

PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Natterjack wrote:
.... she said they snorted like little pigs!

They do !
I think that's where the name came from. Not as loud as pigs of course and a bit more snuffly but you'd recognise the similarity.
AFAIK  they don't oink tho'.  
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



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