Who doesn't love a hedgehog?
Anyone who grew up with Beatrix Potter books will love Mrs Twiggy Winkle.
But here in New Zealand the hedgehog is an introduced species and is a threat to our native birds, lizards and frogs. As a gardener I know they are my helper and eat the slugs. However Nic Vallance from Doc states "Hedgehogs are chomping their way through native wildlife, and the public needs to stop seeing them as cute, harmless garden visitors."
We have planted many native trees on our property wanting to attract native birds, it has resulted in native wetas and lizards choosing our place to live too. So it's quite an issue when you learn a hedgehog has been found with 283 weta legs in its stomach and eat skinks at night while they are sleeping..
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