wildlife carers rescue hedgehog found in carrier bag
experts from the Burnham-On-Sea area have been caring for this tiny
hedgehog who was found in a carrier bag where he'd crawled in to
get some rest.
hedgehog, named Smoky, was found underweight at Weston-super-Mare
Fire Station and has been treated by the carers at Secret World
Wildlife Rescue in East Huntspill.
charity says hedgehogs born late in the year struggle to put on
enough weight to hibernate successfully so he needed the extra care.
Howell, animal carer, explains: "Our objective is always to
rehabilitate and release the animals in our care but before he could
be released back into the wild, Smoky went into hibernation and
so he has remained at Secret World until now."
now weighs enough to be released and is getting ready to return
home. I have visited the fire station and I have located a suitable
release site within the grounds."
at Weston-super-Mare Fire Station are looking forward to their prickly
are very happy to welcome Smoky back on the station grounds. Its
nice to hear he is back to full health and well be keeping
an eye out for him when he is back," says Lee Wright, site
manager at the fire station.
should be back home just in time for Hedgehog Awareness Week which
runs from 30 April to 6 May 2017. Organised by the British Hedgehog
Preservation Society (BHPS), the week highlights the problems hedgehogs
face and how you can help them.