hedgehog predation

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    I believe a hedgehog has been eating every chrysalis within its reach in our garden.I had lots of chrysalis’ on small plants very close to the ground, & they started to disappear over night.The only remains were the top parts where they were attached!The hanging caterpillars were also suffering the same fate. I have to be honest, I never saw the hedgehog in action,although it was sniffing around the garden,& only the caterpillars & chrysalis’ within its reach got eaten. Some that were what I assumed at its maximum reach were only half eaten or partly damaged. Anything over about 15-20cm seemed to be safe.Has anyone else had this problem? Am I right, or is something else eating them?I’m pretty certain it’s the hedgehog.

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