Rare hedgehog found in Worle ready for the wild again

PUBLISHED: 12:00 13 May 2017

Hedgehog.

Hedgehog.

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A rare hedgehog who was rescued in Worle eight months ago has finally been released this week.

Back in September, a blonde hedgehog, who was named Burt, was handed into Wellpets in Worle, before later being taken to Secret World Wildlife and Rescue for treatment.

Blonde hedgehogs are not often found in Britain but are commonly seen on the Isle of Alderney.

Trudi Howell, animal carer at Secret World, said: “Burt responded really well to his treatment.

“We considered releasing him in the autumn but he had other plans.

“He went into hibernation before we could sort him out so he spent the winter in our hedgehog hotel.

“I have found the perfect release site for Burt but we are keeping it a secret.

“As he is a bit of an unusual hog, we want to avoid him getting too much interest from the public which could compromise his welfare.”

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