Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Garden visitor

Yesterday evening I looked out of the kitchen window and saw, in bright sunshine, a hedgehog trotting across our garden and hovering up the fat ball droppings under both bird tables. (There was no other description for his gait but trotting!)

So I dashed off to get my camera and then went outside, but, of course, the hedgehog had disappeared.

I went back in put down my camera and went back outside to tidy up the patio when, lo and behold, the hedgehog appeared from under the bushes and trotted across the patio; seemingly not worried in the slightest that I was very close indeed.

I shot back in and grabbed my camera, but only managed to get these rear view shots before he vanished under the back hedge.


2 comments:

Ackworth Born said...

A few years ago we had a hedgehog in the jungle that was the top of our back garden. Not seen in recent years - but then I've not been looking.

Katya said...

We don't have hedgehogs in the US. They are certainly interesting little critters.
I was surprised recently to discover that there are no hummingbirds in Europe. I thought they were everywhere. Guess you just take things for granted...anyway, I found they are only found in North and South America!