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A Sussex animal charity is urging people to take care during the bonfire season and to follow their top ten tips for helping wildlife and especially keeping hedgehogs safe.

East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS) takes in over 400 hedgehogs a year and at this time of year they will be starting to look for and develop hibernation homes to sleep for the winter. Bonfires make perfect places for hedgehogs to hide and sleep, but not necessarily in safety. "Hedgehog numbers are on the decline and we need to help them out as much as possible and this is a simple and easy way to do so" explained WRAS founder Trevor Weeks MBE. » Read more

An East Sussex animal charity has organised a Hedgehog Awareness Weekend in the run up to the Guy Fawkes Celebrations in order to help keep hedgehogs and other wildlife safe over the celebrations.

Over the weekend on 13th and 14th October WRAS's founder Trevor Weeks MBE will be doing hour long sessions about hedgehog awareness including how to keep hedgehogs safe during the bonfire celebrations. The sessions will include meeting a real live hedgehog at WRAS's Wildlife Hospital based at Whitesmith on the A22 between Hailsham, Lewes and Uckfield. » Read more

Rescuers rushed to the aid of four 10 day old baby hedgehogs found in a bonfire at Piltdown on Thursday 14th June 2012. Volunteer rescuer Kathy Martyn from Uckfield rushed to the address at Piltdown after a local resident was about to light a bonfire but stopped just in time after hearing little squeaking sounds coming from the garden debris. » Read more

A wildlife group is issuing a warning to those having bonfires at this time of year to take care and help prevent unnecessary hedgehogs deaths.

Last year East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS) were called to a hedgehogs which crawled out from under a lit bonfire suffering from 40% burns to its body. The poor creature was in pain and caused a lot of distress to the children who were watching the bonfire and fire works in Langney. » Read more