Driving into our yard on Tuesday afternoon this week were surprised to find a hedgehog wondering about on the gravel.
As they are not meant to be out in the daytime, put it into a box, feed it, then released it in the evening in our top garden. Next afternoon there it was going around in the field next to ours. Boxed it up, feed it and called for advice.
Noticed it only has one eye, but otherwise seemed fine, certainly no issues getting around. Advised to release it in evening. This we did and then two days later it's back in the garden, just after lunch time checking out under the bird feeders. Later it's in the field and then back under the feeders in the garden. Same happens yesterday. Put meal worms and cat food down which it seems to enjoy.
Spoke to farmer and a hedgehog was going through his barn last weekend in the daytime. Got to be same one.
However to get to ours from the farmers barn it had to travel across small stream, no bridges. The to get from garden into field and back, went through hedge(easy) and wire fencing with very small mesh(not easy). Checked the wire fence no gaps and about 3 feet high, so how is it doing it. Wondered if it is blind hence daytime activity but certainly gets around. To see it going through leaves and grass checking for food has been a joy.