Regular readers of this blog may know that we have two hedgehogs wandering through our side passage each night - a large male and a smaller female.
At this time of year they'll be looking to seriously fatten up before settling down in a suitable hibernaculum for the winter.
But last night our male hedgehog decided to have a right go at my old Bristol University Rugby beanie hat - and I mean a RIGHT go at it!
Have a look at the video below and you tell me what is happening!
Is he looking for bedding material for his hibernaculum?
Does he find the smell and taste of my old UBRFC hat irresistible?
And what is all this excessive licking and cleaning about - is he suffering (more than many hedgehogs) from ticks and fleas etc?