Oh my goodness Mikie, let me lookup nocturnal and get back to you Something with night animals right? According to Wiki they are primarily nocturnal and sleep most of the day. They usually come out around dusk. This one on the picture was midday and yes a rare sight. It is not a good sign if they come out during the day according to the hedgehog association. Maybe the neighbours dog ran into it or something like that... I never saw it before. Sounds like you live on a wonderful spot. I love watching nature even though over here it is urban 'wildlife' I can imagine not being to fond of that mealtime view B) I'm not to fond of the neighbouring cats robbing the nests in my garden and leaving killed birds in my garden either.