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Last Updated: Friday December 03 2010 15:11 GMT

Animal worker staying with hedgehogs during snow

Rescued hedgehog at East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service, where founder Trevor Weeks is spending his nights so he can look after the animals during the cold weather

An animal rescue worker is spending his nights with more than 60 hedgehogs - to make sure they get food and water in the freezing cold weather.

Heavy snow has been making it difficult for volunteers to get to East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service.

So founder Trevor Weeks has been staying with the rescued hedgehogs.

He said: "We can't risk the casualties not getting fed, watered or medicated so I will be staying here until it is safer for our volunteers to get in."

East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service founder Trevor Weeks is spending his nights with more than 50 rescued hedgehogs during the cold weather

Lots of hedgehogs have been brought in to the rescue centre since snow started falling.

There are also three pigeons, a tawny owl and a badger at the centre.