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“British homeowners Build A New Superhighway For Hedgehogs” grabbed enough attention to be featuredĀ as a segment of NPR’s weekly broadcast by the BBC. The concept began with Gary Snyder who noticed the only way for his night visitor to leave his yard was to cross the street because the hedgehog couldn’t get through Snyder’s backyard privacy fence.

Hedgehogs rove around as much as several miles a night. So Snyder made a small hole and encouraged his neighbors to follow his example. A few inches of space means that hedgehogs can scoot through the suburbs without wandering onto roads. Seems like an idea we could adopt to encourage squirrels and bunnies, about the same size, to stay off our roads and prevent wildlife collisions.

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