TM2980 : Young hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus)

taken 8 years ago, near to Metfield, Suffolk, Great Britain

Young hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus)
Young hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus)
Hedgehogs can be found in abundance in wooded areas, pastures, parks and gardens throughout the UK Their dense covering of spines offers good protection when the animal is disturbed, rolling up in a tight ball covering its head and soft underside.

They are solitary, non-territorial animals, most active on nights after heavy rainfall when they eat slugs, snails, beetles and earthworms. In summer they
shelter during the day in temporary nests of leaves, moss and grass. By October and November, hedgehogs have dramatically put on weight in preparation for their hibernation. Their hibernation nests are typically situated under hedgerows, in old rabbit burrows, underneath compost heaps or even in garden sheds. This animal was found in St John the Baptist's > LinkExternal link churchyard.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 20 September, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 21 September, 2011
Geographical Context
Park and Public Gardens 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 2941 8033 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:22.3767N 1:22.1251E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 2940 8033
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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