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Post  Trish on Sun Nov 02, 2008 12:19 pm

I was getting rid of leaves in our garden yesterday, and became very aware that a garden vac' is another danger to hedgehogs.

Our garden is secure, none can get in so I needn't have worried, but the nozzle is the right size to suck up a baby! Shocked

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Post  Bethany on Sun Nov 02, 2008 12:29 pm

Good job you spotted that!
Well done for letting us all know.
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Post  Hoggy on Sun Nov 02, 2008 12:32 pm

Thank you for letting me know.
I just dump the leaves in the corner of the garden- good for the Hogs in my enclosed garden. Grin

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Post  Hedgehog on Mon Nov 03, 2008 12:25 am

Thank you for pointing that out! Grin
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Post  Shorty on Mon Nov 03, 2008 8:40 am

The trusty garden vac is a good tool for most but people that have an interest in wildlife have to change things a little. On most garden vacs they have the so called hoover tube . This can be made to pick up less by drilling a few holes in it near to the top

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Sorry about the drawing but the white dots show where to drill. This makes the suction less so slightly heavier items will not be sucked up.

In doing this you will invalidate your warranty and also you do it of your own accord.
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Post  Bethany on Mon Nov 03, 2008 9:05 am

Thank you for posting that, Shorty- very useful.

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Post  Hoggy on Mon Nov 03, 2008 9:07 am

Good drawing!
I never use vacs.

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