Hard-working hedgehog shuns benefits culture

By our wildlife correspondent
A hard-working Reepham hedgehog is breaking with tradition by finding his own food rather than relying on benefits.

Nose to the ground: this hard-working hedgehog doesn’t need charity. Photo: submitted

For several years, hedgehogs living around Crown Meadow have grown fat on supplies put out by a local do-gooder.
“We’ve watched these prickly parasites come back three or four times a night to stuff their faces on free snacks,” said a neighbour who did not wish to be named.
But with a self-reliant attitude that prime minister Rishi Sunak and business secretary Kemi Badenoch are sure to welcome, the new hedgehog rarely resorts to handouts.
Instead the spiny grafter prefers to find his own food, roaming far and wide in search of beetles and slugs.
It’s an approach all of Reepham’s wildlife would do well to adopt.
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