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Old 02-20-2018, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Cody, WY
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Hedgehogs have always lived in London. There's still plenty of space for them, but suitable habitat isn't continuous. Some good people are working to remediate that.

https://www.atlasobscura.com/article...eid=3050eb35af
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Old 02-20-2018, 03:01 PM
 
Location: S. FL (hell for me-wife loves it)
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Bravo. I'd love to see more people get involved with the protection of animals that now are forced to co-exist with us.
And you bring up a good point in your original post Happy. Breaking the chain can force animals into smaller genetic diversification situations. It is happening right here with the Fl. panthers.
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Old 02-22-2018, 03:51 AM
 
Location: Swiftwater, PA
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Hedgehogs are not welcome everyplace: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hedgehogs_in_New_Zealand. They might be cute; but they can harm native species (I quote from that link): "Hedgehogs prey on the endangered, endemic giant snails (Powelliphanta), the endemic weta species, and various other native invertebrates. The critically endangered Cromwell chafer beetle (Prodontria lewisi) is threatened due to predation by hedgehogs as well as other introduced species.
Their diet includes the eggs and chicks of ground-nesting birds, so they may have already contributed to the decline and extinction of up to fifteen bird species and are a threat to those that remain. Also they are yet another threat to endangered native skinks."

There is a place for everything and where they are native to the country; there is no problem. There are many places that prohibit of restrict hedgehogs: Are Hedgehogs Legal? - Exotic Nutrition.
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