Sunday, 6 September 2009

Scratchy and friends on Saturday night

Here is three hours' worth of hedgehog footage compressed into six minutes!

Check out for Scratchy's antics at around 2:39 on the video. Very funny!

Also, we get to see Scratchy's "undercarriage" (for want of a better word), and... is Scratchy a boy? Surely not? Another hedgehog was trying to mount her last week?


Could there be TWO Scratchys with similar markings on their backs? Could this be how I missed the tick on his/her lower back earlier this week? Had I been looking at a second hedgehog? I don't know what to think any more.


  1. Another lovely video! When I see them like this, they always remind me of Dougal on the Magic Roundabout.

    We are also getting so confused with the different hedgies. Even Nightshift is getting difficult to recognise sometimes as her markings change. We are having trouble telling if they are large, medium or small - close up to one camera they look huge, then Nightshift comes in and dwarfs them.

    Is Scratchy's right back leg OK? It may be the speeded up video, but she does seem to be shaking the leg rather than scratching. Did you notice anything when you were treating the ticks?

    One of ours fell over coming into the ATM last night and just lay there for a few seconds. Very worrying.

  2. I've often wondered about Scratchy's back right leg. "She" seems to hold it in a funny way sometimes, and I wonder if perhaps the foot is whithered. I'll try to have a closer look one of these days. "She" can still move fast when required, that's a certainty!