Wednesday 16 November 2011

A unexpected new hedgehog shot

A few days ago i was looking through an old note book of mine full with filming ideas and one that stood out was filming a Fox feeding from a dustbin on its side. My plan was to have the camera inside the bin filming the entrance and after buying a cheap garden bin and using a bird box camera with a wide lens to get a better shot of the bin and the Fox feeding on the edge of the bin or maybe entering the bin pulling out the food.
So last night I baited the bin with some small pieces of ham and at 10.30pm a Hedgehog turned up and went right inside the bin to feed and sniffed the camera then left. It was a very cold and frosty night so why was the Hedgehog wandering around in November It must be because of the mild weather making the Hedgehog confused and unable to hibernate. I will see if it returns tonight and if it does I will try to weigh it to make sure every things fine if not then I will give it some TLC and put it in a secure area with a hedgehog box, straw, leaves and food and water so it can get to the wright weight and hibernate or at least be in a safe warm area behind my garden office.
Footage will be uploaded by the end of the week.

Thanks for reading



  1. How cool! I was just reading Roger Deakin..where he had a hedgehog by his Aga!
    So glad to read you will be checking on him to make certain he is okay!
    Thank you!

  2. I was very surpised and no luck catching yet I will try again tonight as I have a pen ready with some Dog food to fatten it up.