Who Is Grace?
Grace is a baby hedgehog that was found with a neck wound. She came to Harper Asprey Wildlife Rescue where her deep cut was cleaned and she was treated for 'flystrike' (myiasis). Some of the fly eggs were even found inside her mouth. Just eight hours after being laid, fly eggs can hatch into maggots and start feeding on their host. In nature, this process is essential for removing dead and decaying animal matter from the environment, but on a live animal, it is usually fatal.
Grace made an amazing recovery whilst in our care, and showed the same fight and strength we typically see from young hoglets.
Because of her inspiring recovery, Grace has become the star of the #AmazingGrace campaign to save the U.K.'s hedgehogs and ensure that they are able to establish healthy, thriving populations.