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Started by Twit 2, August 06, 2018, 12:59:58 PM
Quote from: Attila on August 08, 2018, 01:23:00 PMTwo hedgehogs have taken up residence in the back garden right by the back door to the house. They came originally at the beginning of the heatwave, as I put our snacks and a waterbowl for the cats, and they were desperate for food and water.Now both are fat wobbles, have their own dedicated dish, and show up just about 9pm each night to chuff, squeak, and grunt their way around the flowerpots, play in their water bowls, and throw chicken-flavoured kitten kibble all over the stones. They must also be eating the slugs -- we had loads originally because they'd come and eat the cat-snacks. If you go out quietly onto the step, the hedgehogs'll tolerate you sat there. Mostly they just go back to eating and grunting, but sometimes they chase each other around like a pair of cats having a mad half hour.My cat doesn't give a fuck about them, but the neighbour's cat comes over like clockwork every night to watch them.
Quote from: Twit 2 on August 08, 2018, 02:58:53 PMI think they were introduced from Africa. They're a viverrid, as are civets, binturongs, kinkajous etc.
Quote from: derek stitt on August 08, 2018, 08:58:30 PMFrom my vantage point i sat and watched a band of rain move from the Black Mountains across to the Malvern hills today. By the side of my car an aged Labrador spent an age noisily licking the cheese from its cock.
Quote from: manticore on August 08, 2018, 01:41:06 PMSo glad to hear about this. I've only seen one hedgehog briefly in the last ten years or so. Dogs can be completely freaked out by them, my family dog circled one in our garden barking and whining and not knowing what the hell to do, it was very funny.
Quote from: Claude the Racecar Driving Rockstar Super Sleuth on August 06, 2018, 01:15:29 PMBuzzards (or some other bird of prey) seem to be all over the place these days. They're quite mesmerising, circling around the sky with their distinctive T-shaped silhouette.
Quote from: manticore on August 09, 2018, 03:24:34 PMI once rescued a hedgehog that had fallen into one of those pipes that are stuck in the ground.
Quote from: paruses on August 09, 2018, 03:26:20 PMWell done, you.What pipes?
Quote from: BlodwynPig on August 09, 2018, 03:29:22 PMHedgehog pic from this morning
Quote from: manticore on August 09, 2018, 03:30:13 PMYes, what are they? Pipes stuck vertically into the ground, going down two or three feet. A drainage thing? Someone will know.
Quote from: New Jack on August 09, 2018, 03:34:22 PMAww! Chipmunk though innit? Aaaaalllviiiin!
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