This is one of the litter of six hoglets admitted here at Willows Hedgehog Rescue a couple of days ago.
As detailed in the previous video they had been in trouble for some days and came in covered in fly strike (eggs) and with some live maggots. We cleaned off all the fly strike and all of the maggots that we could find.
The issue here is that maggots make their way into an animal through wounds or opening such as the ears or bottom where of course they cannot be seen. This is exactly what has happened to this hoglet from the litter and the maggot have now caused an open wound (from the inside of the hoglet) on its back.
There is no choice but to put this hoglet to sleep.
The reality is if these hoglets had have been brought in a few days earlier when first spotted this hoglet would not now be off to be euthanized.
Please watch the video and take the message away with you....