This small hedgehog was spotted in a garden eating food put out for foxes. It seemed to be struggling so the householder kindly gave him ‘ bed and board’ for the night. We collected him the following morning, he was quite bright but underweight having woken from hibernation. Diddy needed to be monitored until regaining enough weight before release and apart from a course of worming treatment, he only required warmth and regular meals to enable a vast improvement in condition. Due to the dreadful weather this spring, Diddy stayed in care for three months until eventually he could be released. It was a real pleasure to return him to the garden where he had been found and see him being made welcome, with food and shelter provided for his future well-being.