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#AG Bonfires

Bonfires are a massive danger to the hedgehog - please store your wood safely prior to building and then build on the day you light the bonfire. #AmazingGrace

#AG Czech City

A city in what is now the Czech Republic was called 'Iglau' (meaning 'hedgehog') by the city's German-speaking residents. #AmazingGrace

#AG Five Genera

There are five genera of hedgehogs (Erinaceus, Paraechinus, Atelerix, Mesechinus and Hemiechinus) with a total of 16 species. #AmazingGrace

#AG Location

Hedgehogs can be found is woodlands, farmlands, gardens, parks and rescues!  #AmazingGrace

#AG Sleep

Hedgehogs love to sleep - sometimes up to 18 hours a day! #AmazingGrace

#AG Spines

Hedgehog spines are hollow and springy with a flexible neck and are erected by muscles. At the base there is a smooth ball that bends on impact. #AmazingGrace

#AG Swimming

Hedgehogs can swim, but they cannot tread water for very long so please ensure your pool has a hedgehog-friendly exit or keep it securely covered when not in use. #AmazingGrace

#AG Ultrasonic

Did you know that hedgehogs can hear ultrasonic sounds? #AmazingGrace

#AG Dangers

Loose or missing drain covers can be lethal traps for unsuspecting hedgehogs. Please check your garden regularly. #AmazingGrace

#AG Predators

The hedgehog’s natural predators in Britain are foxes, pine martens, stoats and badgers. #AmazingGrace

#AG Smell

Hedgehogs have a fantastic sense of smell and use their ‘forever twitching’ and sensitive nose to find food and to avoid danger. #AmazingGrace

 

#AG Strimmers

Lawn mowers and strimmers can be fatal for hedgehogs. Please be especially careful when cutting longer grass! #AmazingGrace

#AG Threats

Another of the hedgehog’s biggest threats comes from manmade influences, such as ponds. Grace can swim well but she needs a way to climb out of a pond. #AmazingGrace

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