AN ANIMAL charity is highlighting the importance of wildlife safety throughout the bonfire season.

East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS) says various animal species begin looking for and developing hibernation homes to sleep in throughout the winter at this time of year.

The animal charity, which takes in more than 600 hedgehogs a year, says bonfires make perfect places for the prickly creatures to hide and sleep, but not necessarily in safety.

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