As some of you are aware, we lost our dogs to illness and old age last May. Since they passed away, we noted we were getting some visitors of the spikey kind visit our garden at night. So after a very quick self taught crash course on what to do to encourage them even more we now get nightly visits by these wonderful and endearing little creatures, what we didn't realise when we first started is that in the autumn before hibernation some of the adults have second litters and these baby juveniles without our intervention and help would because of their lack of fat not make it through the long cold winter. Anyhow to cut a long story short, we rescued several individuals and kept them going with the help of a specialised carer who knew what she was talking about through the winter in the safety of my workshop. We fed them and treated them for their minor ailments and whilst we got to know them better we always knew they were wild animals and as such we would when the time was right have to return them to the wild.
They've now all been successfully released back into the wild now and we keep an eye on them scurrying around through the night with a CCTV system and a few Bushnell Stealth Cams. During the day they usually lay up and sleep in special boxes I've made and have placed around the garden. For those interested and not already aware, we have a live feed from these cameras to the internet at night so if other folk are interested they can share the watching these wonderful creatures. You can access this feed by visiting my website or pointing your browser too Ade's Garden Cams It works best with Internet Explorer 9 & 10 if you have problems viewing it.
I posted this image along with some others in today's Photo Month Forum Thread but as I know not everyone frequent the forums I thought I'd post this image in the galleries too.
Apologies if I still don't appear to be commenting or partaking in the site as much as usual, I won't bore you with all the details other than to say I'm still not quite right health wise But as everyday passes things are slowly improving, so if you're wondering why you're just getting the odd vote and not my more usual quirky comments that's the main reason.
Hope you enjoy looking/reading this, regards as always to all......Ade