A Less-welcome Garden Visitor

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A Less-welcome Garden Visitor

Postby John Pilkington » Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:48 am

Looking out into the garden, from the kitchen sink, one bright morning this week, I was surprised to notice a tail disappearing under the long drooping leaves of ornamental grass that grows in one corner of the flower bed. Clearly a rodent’s tail, it was, however, one that was too long and thick to be that of a vole or mouse.

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Re: A Less-welcome Garden Visitor

Postby John Pilkington » Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:02 pm

Use of my infra-red trail camera over the past couple of weeks has shown that my "less-welcome visitor" has paid at least 3 night-time visits, on each occasion eating most of the food I had left out for my January Hedgehog. On one night, it (or at least one very like him) made half a dozen visits between 11pm and 6am to the food stash intended for the hedgehog. Unfortunately, these creatures are very sociable animals, often living in an extended family structure, so where there is one, there is usually more. Now looking for a way to leave provisions for the hedgehog, without providing too much incentive for my less-welcome visitors.
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