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Why does a Labrador Dog bring home a hedgehog when out on a walk at night?


Coco came to us 9 weeks ago, just turned up at my partner's home in the countryside. No collar or identification so basically, we have adopted her now and she is one of the family. Recently, every night we take her out for a walk, usually 9 - 10pm, she emerges from a hedge on the road with a hedgehog in her mouth and proceeds to carry it home! She does not seem protective of it or try and eat it when we go to replace it in the field or grass. We think possibly she may have been a dog used for hunting? Any help would be appreciated!!

 

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Andrew Spacey (chef-de-jour) says

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    Suzanne Ridgeway (Suzie HQ) 5 years ago

    Hi chef!

    Like the humour! I am thinking as the other's have kindly said, instinct is the answer but it is strange she chose a hedgehog and his family it appears! All different sizes a few were huge. Felt like we were a opening a rescue centre. Cheers

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    Suzanne Ridgeway (Suzie HQ) 5 years ago

    Hi DS,

    It is so strange, if we had kept the little spiky friends we would have 5 or 6 now! Thanks for your comments, appreciate it!!

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    DS Duby 5 years ago

    Completely agree great answer Melbelle


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    Suzanne Ridgeway (Suzie HQ) 5 years ago

    Hi Paula,

    Thanks for your comments! We did all the checks and vet has seen her, clean bill of health. I have grown up with labs but none did this! Thanks il check the dog whisperers out! appreciate your thoughts!!