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hedgehog

nocturnal, insectivorous and immune to snakebite, this spiny animal plays a beneficial role in an environment by controlling some pests. Called also Erinaceus erinaceus, a member of the family Erinaceidae.

hedgehog fleas
see flea.
hedgehog grass
hedgehog tick
see ixodeshexagonus.
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Fay Vass, chief executive of the BHPS, explained: "This is an exciting opportunity for someone to join a well-run, lively project to help hedgehogs, and to join the exclusive but growing group of hedgehog officers across the country.
It is at this time of the year that hedgehogs start to look for a place to hibernate over the winter.
We organise the event every year to highlight the problems hedgehogs face and how easy it is to help them.
We organise it every year to highlight the problems hedgehogs face and how easy it is to help them.
Provide nesting sites - Log and leaf piles as well as wilderness areas are ideal places for hedgehogs to nest and hibernate.
Provide nesting sites: Log and leaf piles, wilderness areas and purpose-built hedgehog homes are ideal places for hedgehogs to nest and hibernate.
WE WERE saddened, though not surprised, to read that only a quarter of people see hedgehogs on a regular basis (Western Mail, June 14).
Hedgehog officer Simon Thompson, who is in charge of the new 220-acre reserve, said: "We're going to be working with residents and landowners to try to get them to think about the way they manage their land and gardens for hedgehogs.
Hedgehogs are steadily growing in popularity across the United States, despite laws in at least six states banning or restricting them as pets.
The British Hedgehog Preservation Society (BHPS) has just celebrated National Hedgehog Week which focuses on the problems hedgehogs face and how you can help them.
Britain's hedgehogs could soon be an endangered species after their numbers plunged by an estimated 35 million to just one million over the last 50 years.