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The recent rain has left our back garden very wet, and in the mornings there is often what appears to be a trail of trampled grass on the lawn, about 8-10cm wide, leading from a herbacious border which itself has an adjacent wild hedgerow. The trail ends at an area where porridge oats have been left in a ground feeder; from time to time, other foodstuffs like fat, bread crumbs and meat scraps are also scattered here for day-time bird visitors. The night visitor appears to spread some of the foodstuffs back up the trail. Despite having visited the garden several times after dark, I have not seen the trail-maker, but I am guessing it is a Hedgehog. Is there a time that is better than any other for detecting my visitor (if it is a Hedgehog); dusk, dawn, mid-night?