HAVE you spotted a hedgehog on the Isle of Wight?

Hedgehog Street, a national charity, has released a heatmap showing where in the UK are the highest and lowest number of recorded sightings.

The Island is the second lowest for recorded sightings, at just 63 — compared to 1,250 just across the water in Hampshire.

Isle of Wight County Press:

The Hedgehog Street team are calling for more people on the Island to record their sightings of these elusive creatures to ensure the map reflects the most accurate picture of where hedgehogs have been seen in Britain.

Hedgehog Officer for Hedgehog Street, Emily Wilson, said: "While the heatmap does not reflect actual hedgehog distribution, the more data we can gather, the better picture we have of where hedgehogs are located across the British Isles, which helps us to protect these beautiful but endangered animals.

"A lower number or no sightings doesn’t necessarily mean there are less hedgehogs in the given area, but simply that we’re not being told about them. Therefore, we’re asking anyone who sees a hedgehog to record their sightings on the BIG Hedgehog Map - so if you’re lucky enough to spot one, please log your ‘hog'."

You can record sightings online.