Lawnmowers, Strimmers and Garden Tools
Strimmers mutilate! Hedgehogs can often be found sleeping in long grasses and wild patches during mild weather, so please check your grass and border edges for resting or sleeping hedgehogs before you strim. A hedgehog’s usual form of defence is to curl up in a ball, but spines are no protection against a flailing wire or a sharp blade. Admissions at Harper Asprey Wildlife Rescue show an increase in the number of hedgehogs brought to us who have suffered garden-machinery related injuries. Sadly, many die from deep cuts and lesions. If you plan to use a lawnmower, strimmer or shears, please check the area thoroughly before you begin cutting. This simple check will save lives.