rescued from gates at cricketer Marcus Trescothick's home
Wildlife carers from Burnham-On-Sea have rescued a stranded hedgehog
at the home of Somerset cricket ace Marcus Trescothick.
cricketer had a surprise visitor in his garden this week when
the tiny hedehog got stuck in his garden gates.
World, based in East Huntspill, was called to the scene and response
driver Tony Webster quickly established that cutting equipment
would have to be used to free the tiny mammal which was stuck
between two metal bars.
seeking permission from Marcus to cut the bars to free the hedgehog,
Secret World Trustee Roger Lucken used the equipment to free it.
hedgehog was taken to Secret World's base where it was determined
that the female hedgehog was likely to have babies somewhere in
amongst Mr Trescothick's garden.
World Charity founder Pauline Kidner told Burnham-on-Sea.com:
"Staff were keen to get her back into the garden as soon
as possible with instructions to the Trescothick family as to
how and when to release her."
are renowned for getting themselves into prickly situations like
this and we are delighted that on this occasion the hedgehog was
able to be returned back into Mr Trescothicks garden. We
welded his gate back together for him too."
Trescothick, pictured above, added: "It was a bit different
holding a prickly ball rather than a cricket ball but my wife
and family were delighted with the fast response from Secret World."
incident highlights the problems hedgehogs face in the wild which
is why this weekend Secret World will be opening its doors for
their annual 'Hedgehog and Tortoise Weekend' on Saturday 26th
and Sunday 27th July.
is an opportunity for visitors to find out more about hedgehogs
and how to help them in gardens throughout the year. Gates will
be open from 10am-4pm each day. Admission is free, however donations
to the charity would be gratefully appreciated including tinned
kitten food to help feed the baby hedgehogs.