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Hedgehog extinction warning

Hedgehogs are under threat Credit: PA Archive

The region's hedgehogs could be extinct within 15 years - that's the shock warning from one wildlife expert.

Sandra Craske, of AFA Hedgehog Rescue at Fakenham in Norfolk, said slug pellets were being used to kill beetles, bugs and worms - the staple diet of the hedgehogs. She believes they could die out in the next 10 to 15 years.

  1. Claire McGlasson

Late spring catches hedgehogs by surprise

Hedgehogs are becoming a relatively rare sight in our gardens these days. Numbers have plummeted in the past ten years and the weather hasn't helped.

Confused by the late arrival of spring in 2013, hedgehogs are only just coming out of hibernation, six weeks late.

In Cambridge a hedgehog hospital released some of the dozens they've been nursing throughout the winter.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Claire McGlasson:


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