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a rare white hedgehog The Battle To Save The Outer Hebrides Hedgehog
Concern over the plight of the spiky resident.
Earlier this week we reported on a proposal to cull some of the 5000 hedgehogs in the Outer Hebrides.

Concern was raised as a result of the mammals eating the eggs of ground nesting birds, with some species' numbers dropping by up to 60 percent.

Listen to Huw William's live report from the island of South Uist (right). And read his hedgehog diary.

However Scottish Natural Heritage has postponed any culling plans and will look into alternative plans of action.

Today was contacted by a number of concerned hedgehog enthusiasts keen to voice their anger at any action that would harm the animals.

They included one 13-year-old girl who believes she can help. Listen to her proposal (right).

Click here to read some of the emails we've received from Today listeners, not all in support of the 'Save the Hedgehogs' campaign.

The British Hedgehog Preservation Society has set up a campaign fighting fund. If you want to find out more, you can email them via their website.

LINKS
Read the hedgehog diary Read the Hedgehog emails
Lionel Kellaway investigates the bizarre ritual of hedgehog courtship

British Hedgehog Preservation Society
Hedgehogs on Radio 4's The Living World


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Click here to read some of the emails we've received from Today listeners, not all in support of the 'Save the Hedgehogs' campaign
Listen - Is this the end of the Outer Hebrides hedgehog? (09/07/2002)
Listen - Siobhan O'Keeffe's proposal for helping the hedgehogs (10/07/2002)
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A blond hedgehog
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