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Keep an eye out for hungry hedgehogs

The hedgehog is the UK's only spiny mammal Credit: David Plummer

As the days are getting longer and the evenings lighter, we're being urged to keep a look out for hungry hedgehogs.

Sussex Wildlife Trust says we can help by leaving out meals of dog or cat food and a dish of clean water.

When hedgehogs wake up properly it's crucial they find enough to eat as they're extremely thirsty and their fat reserves are low, having lost a third of their body weight during hibernation.

Please do not feed hedgehogs bread and/or milk as this creates health problems for them.

To find out more about our prickly friends and how to help them, visit Sussex Wildlife Trust's website.