I encountered a prickly pal whilst patrolling the grounds.
There are at least three regular hedgehog visitors (or maybe even residents). However, this one seemed smaller than the others, perhaps it is a visiting female. She was also more shy than the regulars, she started to “ball up”, making it look as though she was frowning. The regulars generally just scowl at me until I leave. Sadly hedgehogs are dramatically declining in the UK; here are some tips to help get your garden hedgehog friendly this spring at the Hedgehog Street Website.