Thank you to blog reader Catherine for the link to this story in Britain's Daily Mail. It especially touched me as a former hedgehog owner. (R.I.P Murray and Miracle)
Abandoned baby hedgehogs are too weak to hibernate
These lame baby hedgehogs are casualties of the chaotic weather.
They should be asleep for the winter - but instead they are nursing their broken bones at Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital near Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire.
The RSPCA says its rescue centres are looking after hundreds of abandoned hedgehogs born during the exceptionally mild autumn and who are too small or weak to hibernate.
A baby hedgehog worse for wear after a year of chaotic weather
The odd weather has also led to a shortage of their favourite grubs, beetles, slugs and caterpillars.
RSPCA wildlife scientist Adam Grogan said: "They need to gain weight before they can hibernate."
Weak hedgehogs like the one above have broken bones and are being nursed back to health