My tale, such as I remember it, begins with darkness, yet ends in light. You see, I had found myself quite alone, wandering lost amid scents and sounds as alien to me as, well, I'm guessing the hedgerow is for you. Spotted and rescued from a car park where I had sought food and shelter, encountering neither, I was taken indoors.
A nice fellow named Frank, from Hedgehog Rescue, promptly turned up. He seemed to know quite a lot about my kind, and having given me a somewhat comprehensive checking over (to which I was disconcerted but grateful), transported me back to Hedgehog Rescue to be cared for.