Rescued hedgehog returns to Weston-super-Mare fire station

PUBLISHED: 16:00 05 May 2017

Smoky the hedgehog will be returning home to Weston's fire station.

Smoky the hedgehog will be returning home to Weston's fire station.

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A hedgehog which was rescued from Weston fire station last year, will now be returned home following a stay at Secret World Wildlife and Rescue.

The rescue centre, in East Huntspill, found Smoky the hedgehog hiding in a carrier bag in one of the fire station’s buildings.

The staff at Secret World realised he needed to put on weight before he was able to hibernate and was also treated for worms.

He will now be released at a carefully chosen site at the fire station having hibernated and recovered well.

Trudi Howell, animal carer at Secret World, said: “Our objective is always to rehabilitate and release the animals in our care but before he could be released back into the wild, Smoky went into hibernation and so he has remained at Secret World until now.”

Lee Wright, the Weston fire station’s site manager, said: “We are very happy to welcome Smoky back on the station grounds. It’s nice to hear he is back to full health and we’ll be keeping an eye out for him when he is back.”

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