Hedgehogs’ escape plans foiled!

Volunteers from a Wildlife Hospital in East Sussex, where hedgehogs are currently being over wintered, have discovered a secret escape committee has been formed. But the naughty hogs have been caught in the act and their secret is no longer safe! East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service captured this picture of one of their hogs getting a helping hand from a fellow housemate.

Trevor Weeks founder of East Sussex WRAS said "We found these two hedgehogs which are now named Steve McQueen and Richard Attenborough after the film The Great Escape. Steve McQueen - our hedgehog, not the actor - was originally found at a Bus Stop in Lewes in a poor condition coughing and suffering from lung worm. Richard Attenborough was found curled up partially under a hedge covered in snow at Hailsham during the heavy snow in December."

These hedgehogs are now being overwintered by East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and will be released in the warmer weather of the Spring.

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Press Contact: Trevor Weeks, Director, East Sussex WRAS, 07931 523958

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