Today I collected 'Wren', as named by the rescue where he spent the winter hibernating, and brought him home along with another hoggy, Andy, for release.
They are currently relaxing after their journey, tucking into a meal of hedgehog biscuits topped with dried mealworms, ready for later this evening when they will be released into a safe location in which they can also be monitored.
If anyone sees them in the village or foraging in your garden overnight, then please do let us know. Wren has two fluorescent spots on his back and Andy, who is smaller, has just one. We'd love to hear what they get up to and hope both may become parents later in the spring/summer.
Wren's ID markings: