September 22, 2016
Hedgehogs rescued from bonfire by Burnham wildlife carers

This group of hedgehogs is being cared for by the team at Secretworld Wildlife Rescue near Burnham-On-Sea this week after getting hurt in a bonfire.

"The four hedgehogs were under a bonfire, and the tips of their spines were burnt off," explained a spokeswoman at the charity in East Huntspill.

"Another two babies were not so lucky and didn't survive, but the mother hedgehog managed to escape."

She added: "Piles of bonfire material look like five star hotels to a hedgehog in search of a nest site, but bonfires should not be built until the day they are to be lit."

"This will not only save wildlife from burning to death but will also stop the bonfire from getting soaked should it rain the night before."


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