Are there very many hedgehogs left in Europe that come out in the Spring?

  1. Laura Schneider profile image91
    Laura Schneiderposted 3 years ago

    Are there very many hedgehogs left in Europe that come out in the Spring?

    And, if so, are they viewed as cute or a nuisance?

  2. chef-de-jour profile image95
    chef-de-jourposted 3 years ago

    There should be many more but I think quite a lot of their habitats are disappearing - like waste grassy spaces near woodland, old hedgerows with plenty of cover, wild places in general. And when they do emerge from hibernation they're likely to get run over on the roads.
    Not good.
    If people left a wild area in their gardens and local authorities let some areas go wild there'd be plenty more. They do a good job, eating insects and bugs and what not. They are not pests or vermin.

  3. Solaras profile image98
    Solarasposted 3 years ago

    I lived in the Netherlands 20 years ago, and we had one show up in our yard. He was very gentle and cute.  He curled up in your hands when we picked him up.  We did not mind him, and let him go back in the area we found him. 

    Moles, on the other hand, are awful.  They tunnel until the yard erupts.

 
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