Short day, big hunger

Tomorrow is the shortest day which means today was almost as short. I headed out to the garden in the dimming daylight to pick some silver beet.

I was surprised to find this hedgehog snuffling about. I offered it some of Jazz’s leftover cat food and it was very pleased to eat a portion, once I had backed a distance away.

I know why they are known as hedge-hogs now as it was a very snuffly, snorty eater with a loud chew.

There was evidence it had been rustling about in some of the heaps of dead leaves but it was no where to be seen some minutes later.

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8 thoughts on “Short day, big hunger

    1. ordinarygood Post author

      Hedgehogs are great for eating slugs and snails so we welcome them in our garden. We don’t often see them during the day as they are more nocturnal creatures.

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      1. thewritingblues

        Cool. That’s how it is with raccoons here, although they eat the rats (I’m in the city) instead of slugs and snails. I rarely see them during the day either but every once in awhile I’ll run into one. They’re BIG and so pretty, so it’s always a fun surprise to see one (and realize it’s not just a cat).

      2. ordinarygood Post author

        I think it is great that there are so many, many different animals on our earth and they often help keep pests in balance. I can imagine that a raccoon could look like a cat at first glance.

      3. thewritingblues

        I completely agree. (And the fact that you think so is one of the reasons I follow your blog. 😉 Have a great day!

      4. ordinarygood Post author

        Thank you. Blogs open up the world in so many, many ways. Your kind comment has cheered me up a lot. I enjoy hearing of your writing process:-)

      5. thewritingblues

        Thank you! That’s great to hear. It’s nice when non-writers find it interesting. 🙂

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