Monday, August 13, 2012

Hedgehogs In The Garden


By  Angela Wybrow

 I went outside to retrieve the washing one night;
It was dark, apart from a glimmer of moonlight.
 
Suddenly, I was aware of a very strange sound.
Feeling rather worried, I began to look around.
To my surprise, I saw two hedgehogs there;
Busy searching for their food, without a care.
Gone were my former feelings of anxiety and fright;
They were swiftly replaced with joy and sheer delight.

 I stood and watched the two hedgehogs in total awe,
As I’d never been that close to a live hedgehog before.
 I had absolutely no idea that these creatures roamed,
Unseen by me, each night, so very close to our home.




I regaled the hedgehog with milk  but he did not like itThe hedgehogs went to look for other food.


26 comments:

  1. The hedgehogs can't drink milk, but they like Baltic herrings, if you have...

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    1. Satu, LOL! I love the Baltic herrings too, when I'm in Lappeenranta. Thank you!

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  2. Oh my, Nadezda - they are so adorable. I would love to come across a pair of hedgehogs one evening!

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    1. I hope you'll meet some of them too! Thank you, Girl!

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  3. Thank you for sharing these pictures because they are so cute. You are so lucky to have seen them, what a treat!

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    1. Yes, Rosemary, they are the night animals. Perhaps, the hedgehogs looked for the apples those are on the ground around the apple tree. Thank you!

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  4. Fantastic photographs. I am greeting

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  5. Hi Nadezda
    How incredible that you had 2 hedgehogs in the garden!! They look exactly like all the drawings from childrens' story books. Fabulous photos.
    Astrid

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    1. Astrid, I was not trying to hedgehogs were similar to the drawings!
      I myself had seen them the second time in the garden, I think because of they searched for the fallen apples in the garden. Thank you!

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  6. Never, never, feed hedgehogs milk. It's bad for them.
    Give them cat food, dog food, even bread soaked in water, but no milk.

    We have hedgehogs visiting but I let them find their own food; they eat my slugs and snails and are therefore very welcome.

    How did you get so close to them? Wonderful photos.

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    1. Frico, thank you, now I know that hedgehogs can't drink milk! The neighbors gave me cat food for them. There are a lot of snails in my garden, that is a good food for them.
      This hedgehog was not afraid of the people, was very curious, that was wonderful for taking photos.

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  7. Hi Nadezda. Oh what a treat. I think they are so cute. We do not have those around here. Have a wonderful week.

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    1. Lona, yes, to meet hedgehogs is a treat, because they are night animals. Thank you!

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  8. Very cute and unusual-looking creature! You got some great pictures of him.

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    1. Thank you, Sweetbay! Have a nice weekend!

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  9. What a cute little fellow! What a surprise!
    Thank you very much for your comment on my post. I'm glad you enjoyed the camellias and Kookaburras.
    Your friend lives in a suburb of Melbourne, too I see!
    Enjoy whatever you will be doing at the week-end.
    Greetings from a cold and wet Melbourne.
    Betty

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    1. Hello, Betty! I love hedgehogs and Kookaburras, they both are cute! Next month the Australian spring begins, so warm weather come to your garden. Thank you!

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  10. We don't have these little creatures here in Canada. Hedgehogs have very adorable looking faces.

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    1. Jennifer, they have very sharp teeth too! They eat can snails and snakes. Thank you!

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  11. There are no hedgehogs here so I especially appreciated seeing your beautiful photographs!

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    1. They are not often here too, are the night animals. We were lucky to see the hedgehogs in our garden.Thank you!

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  12. What great captures! I've never seen a hedgehog close up before. I love the look he's giving you, like 'why are you taking a picture of me?!'

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    1. Yes, he said, and I answered: "For my blog". Thank you, Indie!

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  13. You have hedgehogs??? That is amazing to me!!! People buy hedgehogs here as a pet and they're very expensive. They are so cute!

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    1. Poor hedgehogs who live in a house as a pet! They like to walk at night, to hunt little animals. Thank you!

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