Protests to protect hedgehogs on the Scottish island of Uist have started ahead of the second annual cull there.
Hedgehogs are being killed to stop them eating the eggs of rare birds, although protestors say it is cheaper to simply move the beasts to the mainland.
Animal campaigners were joined by a giant hedgehog mascot called Hamish.
The cull in 2003 killed 66 of the prickly beasts. Campaigners say they relocated 120 hogs to the mainland while it was taking place.