Before disposing of elastic bands, we cut them in half to ensure nothing can get trapped in them
Make sure you keep an eye out for any underweight hedgehogs in your garden or surrounding areas, during winter (Approx Mid December – February).
Once the weather becomes cold enough, hedgehogs will begin to hibernate and any that are under 600g are unlikely to survive the duration.
As a rough guide, if you see a hedgehog out in the day, that’s smaller than two tennis balls placed side by side, it’s worth weighing it to check. If below 600g, please, give your local wildlife rescue a call for advice.
Tip: Be sure to use thick gloves or oven mitts when when handling the hog, so you don’t get spiked!
The Wildlife Aid Foundation (Surrey): 01372 360 404