A Gloucestershire animal sanctuary has taken in around 100 injured hedgehogs who have become unwitting victims of enthusiastic gardeners.
At this time of year many gardeners are beginning to tidy up their plots in time for the autumn, but strimmers and hoes can cause serious problems for hedgehogs sheltering under bushes.
So the message to gardeners is simple: If you are using a mower, or cutting a hedge down or taking down a garden shed, there could be a hedgehog nesting underneath. Your local wildlife trust can offer advice on creating a hedgehog friendly garden.
The problem is particularly acute at this time of year because the animals often have a second litter about now, so the advice is, don't use the strimmer or rake out the bottoms of hedgerows just yet.
Watch Ken Goodwin's full report from the Vale Wildlife Sanctuary here:
British Hedgehog Preservation Society: http://www.britishhedgehogs.org.uk/