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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Rain will turn steady and occasionally heavy after midnight before clearing early tomorrow. Sunnier but colder weather then returns.
The very mild weather will continue during the rest of today before it turns wet overnight. Tomorrow will be sunnier but also colder.