: BIRDS AND BEASTS.
: Welsh Folk-lore
It was believed that hedgehogs sucked cows, and so firmly were the people
convinced of this fact, that this useful little animal was doomed to
death, and I have seen in many Churchwardens' accounts entries to the
effect that they had paid sums of money for its destruction. The amount
given in most parishes was two pence. I will give a few entries, from
many that I have by me, to show that parishes paid this sum for dead
To Edward Lloyd for killing a hedgehog 00. 00. 02.
9 hedgogs ... ... ... 1. 6.
to prove that the Churchwardens paid for work actually done.