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An unusual dinner date: Fox and hedgehog caught on camera having dinner

A fox and hedgehog eat their dinner side by side in Suffolk. Photo: ITV News Anglia.

A wildlife enthusiast from Suffolk has stumbled across a dinner date with a difference.

Jason Alexander has about 30 cameras to capture footage of animals wandering through his garden in Rushmere St Andrew near Ipswich.

And he recently spotted something rather special - a hedgehog eating side by side with a fox.

Jason Alexander. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Mr Alexander said: "They were there for a good half an hour feeding together.

"At first the hedgehog was a bit wary, you could see where it raised its spines on its back and the fox came along and took a look at the hedgehog and carried on eating the peanuts.

"When I saw the footage I had a grin on my face for the rest of the evening."

The pair now eat together on a regular basis.

And Jason is constantly monitoring their progress, hoping that this unusual friendship will last.

More wildlife caught on camera. Credit: Jason Alexander.
More wildlife caught on camera. Credit: Jason Alexander.

Serena Sandhu reports.