The Anonymous Widower

Hedgehog Decline

A few years ago, when we owned the stud, I remarked that I hadn’t seen a hedgehog in years. when I lived in London as a child, they were always about and you used to see quite a few squashed ones on the road.

Now it would appear they are in serious decline according to this article in the Mail.

I’ve never seen one here in Hackney, although given the number of gardens, parks and cemeteries, there must be a few.  On the other hand, we do have lots of foxes.

I did type “Hackney hedgehog” into Google and found this article. The writer suggests that foxes could have predated on the dead hedgehogs found.

So is Basil Brush one of the reasons for the decline.

January 29, 2013 - Posted by | World | , , ,


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  2. […] There will come a time, when we will need to cull badgers, foxes and deer, very strongly, as otherwise we’ll be overrun with them. As it is foxes and badgers are carnivores, so what effect will unsustainable high levels have on our other native birds and animals? As it is already, some believe that foxes are feeding aggressively on our hedgehog population, as I reported here. […]

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