Rescued hedgehogs begin hibernating
PUBLISHED: 16:00 30 January 2016
Hedgehogs at a Somerset animal rescue charity are finally going into hibernation after this year's mild winter caused them to remain above ground for longer than usual.
The hogs at Secret World Wildlife Rescue are cared for in a specialist unit by volunteers, who are able to check whether an animal is ready to hibernate by taking its temperature.
Volunteer Sue Hulbert is caring for 26 hedgehogs at the East Huntspill centre.
She said: “We clean every hedgehog cage out daily (but) we avoid disturbing them too often because they need peace and quiet to encourage them to hibernate.”