Hedgehog Seth Settles Into New Princethorpe Palace

Today, Friday 25 May, Year 7 Roualeyn Alford released his latest hedgehog orphan into the wilds of the Princethorpe grounds.

Roualeyn is a hedgehog foster carer, for Warwickshire Hedgehog Rescue, and he has been looking after Seth since last November. He is one of an army of volunteers who overwinter young, abandoned or injured hedgehogs looking after them until they are well enough or big enough to be released back into the wild.

Seth has spent the last six months living in Roualeyn’s bedroom and has needed constant attention. “He likes to eat cat food, although he is fussy about what sort, and he makes a lot of noise at night,” says Roualeyn. “He is big enough to go back into the wild now.”

His new home has been created by our ever willing Estates team and is a purpose built wildlife palace situated near the Mile Walk in the Princethorpe grounds. It gives him somewhere to shelter while he adjusts to being back in the wild.

This is not the first time that Roualeyn has been a hedgehog foster carer and we applaud his conservation efforts – he is a real hedgehog hero! We hope Seth enjoys his new home.