Thanks to our early morning ventures outside we know that there is more than one hedgehog in the garden. The 1.30 hedgehog was medium sized and made a most unhappy snort when picked up. The 3.30 hedgehog was larger, but not as large as the 'rehoused' hedgehog of earlier in the week. Both are now safely snuffling around behind the compost heap fence.
The amazing thing is that the distance from Miss Sophie to the respective hedgehogs was at least 150 yards. Her ability to hone in on them in the dark is remarkable. Either they are remarkably smelly or her olifactory organs are exceptional.
From now on Sophie's evening widdles will be conducted on a collar and lead. Her free ranging nights are over until the hedgehogs are hibernating . This new routine will hopefully make life quieter for us and the villagers.