Loxton Road retailers rescue hedgehog
By Prue_Reid | Sunday, October 28, 2012, 17:24
Two eagle-eyed Weston traders were galvanised into action when they spotted a crispy crisp packet.
Trapped behind bars
It was late on Friday afternoon when Jamie-Lee Poole, of Kings Barbers, and Amanda Debruin, of Emporium, spotted the moving crisp packet among the litter in a fenced off stairwell at Loxton Road.
When the women took a closer look they saw a little hedgehog peeping out, the only problem was that the railings across the stairwell would let hedgehogs in but keeps humans out.
Jamie-Lee called Prickles Hedgehog Rescue and two of the volunteers met on site to try and work out what to do next.
Street warden James Clayton was called and he provided contact details for Alliance Homes who immediately sent carpenter John Meare to site.
John used a grinder to cut through the railings which allow Prickles rescuer Jules Bishop to wriggle behind the bars to reach the hedgehog which was still hiding in the crisp packet.
Jules who is a founder of Prickles said that the response from everybody was fantastic.
She thanked Jamie-Lee and Amanda for contacting her animal care organisation, Alliance Homes for acting so promptly and John for moving the railings so quickly and carefully.
The little female hedgehog weighing 280g is recovering at Prickles Hedgehog Rescue at Cheddar.
Jules advises Weston People if anyone sees a hedgehog out in the day there is something wrong.
For further advice contact prickles Hedgehog Rescue on 0780 674 4772.