RSPCA braces itself for a month of hedgehog protection.

The charity receives more calls about hedgehogs in July, than in any other month.

Last year, it received 10,644 calls about hedgehogs - more than 1,800 were made in July.

Evie Button, RSPCA Wildlife Scientific Officer, said: "July is our busiest month for hedgehogs.

"Not only do calls about hedgehogs peak, but so do admissions to our four wildlife centres as members of the public and our own officers bring in orphaned, sick or injured animals for treatment and rehabilitation."

Callers are concerned that a hedgehog is sick, an orphan, or has become tangled.

In July 2018, 12 hedgehogs were admitted to a wildlife centre each day.