Author Topic: Be careful with that strimmer/lawnmower  (Read 727 times)

Rig of Jarkness

  • An Englishman abroad
Be careful with that strimmer/lawnmower
« on: August 08, 2012, 07:22:32 pm »
Just came across this awful story about hedgehogs in long grass  :(
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-18636425
Aero but not dynamic

Re: Be careful with that strimmer/lawnmower
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2012, 11:39:26 pm »
Yes, it's a problem.  I don't like strimmers anyway.  The council use them round here; they wear ear-defenders but don't think it necessary to issue the residents with them!

Well done with the job, by the way.

a lower gear

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Re: Be careful with that strimmer/lawnmower
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2012, 06:55:48 pm »
Not only hedgehogs but snakes and similar species even more so: I used to strim an abandoned plot a couple of times a year and it was rare not to kill a slow worm (though I spotted and saved more than I killed); grass snakes were rarer and, being larger, easier to spot. Used to transfer the survivors an adjoining area of long-term grass and scrub but they probably slithered back very soon afterwards.