Thursday, 9 July 2009

Thursday Night Hedgehog photos

Messy eaters, those hogs!


  1. Thanks for the great blog. I found it after you replied to my comment on your YouTube video. We have a number (not sure how many!) of hedgehogs visiting the garden, and one in residence, in a wooden nestbox we built. I would love to take a few photos of the hedgies, but have always been a bit worried in case it would frighten them, but you don't seem to have any problems. We have IR video cameras watching them (including in the nest box) but the quality just isn't the same.

  2. I too worried about taking photographs of the hedgehogs - well particularly whether the flash would bother them. However, they don't really seem that bothered by it, especially if they are hogs that visit night after night and are used to you.

    Some hogs even seem to pose for me. You can almost hear them thinking , "C'mon, get the picture taken so I can continue going about my business."

    Sometimes I will give a hog a handful of mealworms after taking its photograph. Any "trauma" from the flash is soon forgotten.

    On several occasions I have sat quietly in the garden waiting for the hedgehogs to come for the food. They appear and happily eat their food just a few feet away from me not minding my presence so long as I don't make any sudden moves. They don't even seem to mind the camera flashes, just as long as I keep relatively still.