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SQUINT. Hayle, July16th.

Rescues 2016Posted by Blog Admin Sun, January 29, 2017 21:08:39
A four week old hoglet spent three days in a pub car-park before someone thought to call for help! Poor little chap was dehydrated and unable to open his eyes as the lids were gummed together due to infection. It was a really tricky job to bathe the eyes open each day so as to apply the ointment needed on such a tiny, wriggly hoglet but it was all worthwhile to save his sight. There was a lot of squinting on both sides of the eye ointment and that gave him his name - Squint! As his eyes improved, his skin became dry and itchy, poor Squint had ringworm, plus an abcess on the snout which made him very uncomfortable. Antifungal baths and antibiotics were needed to sort him out but eventually Squint matured into a plump, happy hedgehog. He was released into a hedgehog friendly garden at the end of summer, with two other hogs.

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