Hedgehog Update

その後、ハリネズミくんは多分色々な子が来ているみたいで、そのときによって微妙に大きさが違います。来る時間帯もまちまちなので見れる時と見れない時とありますが、朝になると餌がなくなっているので来ていることは間違いないと思います(猫が食べている可能性もあるかも、ですが)。

It seems like a several hedgehogs come and eat the food I put out because their sizes seem to vary.  The timing also varies, so sometimes I see one but sometimes I don’t.  However the food I put out is always eaten by the morning so I guess one of them comes and eats it (although I guess there is always a chance that a cat eats it).

本当は寝室に行くまでドアを開けたままにしておきたいのですが、遅い時間帯になるとこの間までは寒すぎて我慢できなかったり、この数日は暑いので開けておきたいのですが(外の気温はどんどん下がって行くのですが、家の中の気温は28度くらいからなかなか下がらない)暑くなってから結構小さな虫が飛んで来るようになって困っています。こちらには網戸がないので、明るいところに入って来るんですよね。蚊のようにさすものではないですが、やっぱり気持ち悪い。

Although I’d like to keep the door to the garden open until I go to bed, it was getting too cold until a few days ago as it got later so I would wait for a while and if I don’t see one when I get too cold I would close it, but sometimes I would look through the glass door and see one.  Since it got so hot, if I keep the door open, quite a lot of little insects come in.  Even though they aren’t like mosquitoes that would bit me, I still don’t like them, so again I would wait for a while then close it.  I wish we had a mesh that would stop insects coming in, everyone has mesh sliding doors in Japan to stop insects from coming in when you want to keep the doors/windows open.

そんなこんなである程度待ってみて来なければ、諦めてドアを閉めてしまいます。閉めていてもふと見ると来ていることもあって、そんなときはドアを隔てて眺めるのですが、外が暗いととても見辛いです。そして、今日もふと見ると、なんと、親子が来てました!大きな子と小さな子が一緒に食べていました。

Anyway, I would often close the door after a certain time for these reasons so I don’t always see one but now and again I would look out and find one as I say and today I saw 2 of them, one larger and one smaller!  First I thought they were a mother and a child but I’m not sure.

 

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あ〜、残念、ドアを開けていたらビデオを撮れたのに、と思い、もう一度餌を撒いてみたら、なんと、すぐまた来ました!この時も一緒に食べていましたが、大きな子が小さな子を触ると小さな子はびくっとなっていましたし、やっぱり別々にいなくなったので親子ではないのかも。ハリネズミは結構すぐに母親が離れて行って自立するらしいので、多分親子ではないのでしょう。小さな子の方はこれまでみた中で一番小さかったです、やっぱり小さい方が可愛い!

I thought “Oh, what a shame I had the door closed, I wish I could take a video!” so after they went away I put out some more food, then both came back very quickly!  Although they came at the same time and they were eating together, whenever the larger one touched the smaller one the smaller one was sort of jumping and again they went away at different times.  I saw on Youtube that mothers leave their children quite soon after they are born (once they teach them how to get food) I’m guessing these are not a mother and a child.  The smaller one was the smallest I’ve seen, naturally the smaller one seemed cuter!

 

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