It was blowing into the car and into the house. At first we thought it was dandelions causing the problem but couldn’t understand why our neighbours were unaffected.
It was about 10pm and I realised we hadn’t enough milk for breakfast so I went out to my car to drive to the local 24 hour shop.
As I walked to my car the external house lights came on and I heard a strange knocking sound coming from behind the cars.
As I gingerly walked round them an alien creature popped out from under one of them.
It looked like something out of a kids programme with a plastic nose cone bobbing up and down and making the noise as it hit the cobbles.
I gently pulled the carton off and the hedgehog was gone in a flash. I then spent 5 minutes with a torch looking under the cars to see where it had gone as I didn’t want to turn it into roadkill when I’d just rescued it.
Seeing no sign of it I reversed out and went to buy my milk taking similar care on the way back.
And hedgehogs are considered to be the gardeners’ friend so be careful where you put your slug pellets!