Monday, June 19, 2006
Oops! More visitors
There are some disadvantages to having a pool...Mark opened the shutters this morning and said 'a hedgehog has fallen into the pool!' Unfortunately the previous owners didn't replace a damaged summer cover and the very heavy winter cover is impractical for taking off and putting in every day - so off it stays until we buy a new one. ( A short, sharp storm came over yesterday hence all the leaves in the water!)
We rushed downstairs and found that a baby hedgehog was swimming round in circles and
Mum was looking anxiously on, probably having fallen in too but found the steps. She looked very distressed.
Mark fished them out quickly and we put them under a hedge to recover. I checked on them about 15 minutes later and the mother had gone and the baby still there shivering. I hope he'll be OK. He snorts if I get too close, so perhaps that's a good sign!