|These prickly little animals normally come out at night when they snuffle around the Downs looking for their favourite foods – slugs, snails, insects and worms. Yummy!
When threatened by a fox or a dog they roll up into a ball. Their spines stick out all over protecting them from attack.
They’re called hedgehogs because they snuffle around the bottom of hedges like mini pigs (Hog is an old-fashioned word for pig).