The hedgehogs have been left vulnerable to injury as they forage for food during a period in which they are usually dormant.
They are here, there and absolutely everywhere at Elaine Drewery's home, which doubles as the Hedgehog Care hospital in the Lincolnshire village of Authorpe.
Ms Drewery says she feels sorry for hedgehogs struggling to survive and has looked after some 18,000 of them over the past 14 years.
For visits to Hedgehog Care hospital, call 01507 450221.
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