Sussex dormice found sheltering from floods

A survey taking place in Sussex today has revealed how the tiny creatures have fared over the tough winter months.

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Dormice survey in Sussex

Malcolm Shaw has been to Sussex to take part in a Dormice survey to see how the tiny creatures are faring across the South. Following the floods, the survey found that the dormice moved from where they usually hibernate on the ground to nesting boxes - safe away from floodwater.

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Dormice found sheltering after Sussex floods

A small dormouse was found in the Sussex survey Credit: ITV Meridian

Dormice have been found hibernating in a nesting box in Sussex - where they are thought to have taken shelter after recent floods.

Dormice generally live across the South and hibernate on the ground or in hedgerows so it is especially unusual that they are hiding in nesting boxes.

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