Please have a read of this post from Emma; she does a wonderful job of helping some of these poorly hedgehogs and there’s a lot of useful information in her other posts too! 🙂
The sound of people people using a strimmer sets my teeth on edge. I hate them! They do so much damage to wildlife including hedgehogs, frogs and toads.
This is the story of Holly and her journey to recovery from a terrible strimmer wound. She was found at the end of July with her head sliced open, underneath a Holly bush. You can see from the pictures where the strimmer blade has cut deep into her head.
Holly is lucky – a few mm closer and the blade would have entered her skull.
When Holly was found, it was Summer and flies had laid eggs in the wound and hatched into maggots. These had to be painstakingly removed one by one and then the wound washed out with antimicrobial wound treatment and saline.
You can see where the blade has cut across Holly’s head
Flies had laid eggs in the open…
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