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.
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