We don't see these little guys very often, sadly more often that not we see a dead hedgehog on the road and never get to set eyes on a live one. now I wouldn't say I am an activist as such, I enjoy country sports and people often seem to think that this makes me a murderous and horrid human.... How wrong you are. I truly believe that any wildlife that needs a helping hand should get a helping hand, regardless of species, status or anything else. Currently the plight of our beautiful and spiky little hedgehogs is really tugging at my heart strings.
For about three and a half years now I have been really struggling as a person. My mental health was declining after a few personal struggles and I had lost my way in life. I didn't feel that I had a reason to get up in the morning. I was stumbling through each day with work, medication and tears. I had no interest in anything or anyone. And after living on my own for several years it was a shock to the system for me to take instruction from my mum again. However she demanded that we took a break for a few days, a chance of scenery and a few days away from the day to day life that I was so down about. So she booked a weekend away, I got in her car and off we went. Our Destination? Dartmoor.