I think this is a she, and I think she may be the late overwinter hedgehog we were given to release by a local charity.
|Scoffing the bird seed.|
Beautiful, isn't she?
|Love how she's got seed stuck to her nose.|
Hedgehogs shouldn't be out at all in the day. These photos were snapped after 9PM with the aid of a fast lens and low-light settings. If you see a hog in your garden in daylight, and if it looks wobbly and unwell, put it in a cool, dark place with a bowl of water and call the British Hedgehog Preservation Society for some advice. They'll put you in touch with a local representative who can help you out.
If you're looking to attract hedgehogs to your garden, providing food, water and shelter is the best way. Have a look at the BHPS website for some tips.
I'm off to make my Animal Crossing town flag into a hedgehog!