Monitoring Hedgehog populations with a thermal camera

The DOC AI cam can be used to monitor hedgehog populations. It automatically identifies them using machine vision algorithms and provides a summary of the number that have been seen each night. This information can be imported into a spreadsheet.

Despite being a disruptive pest there is no standard for monitoring hedgehogs (please let us know if you know one). Chew cards are often too high for them, tracking tunnels are too small.

Here's an example of a hedgehog rolling around on a thermal video.