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Hi Simbo65,

don’t feel too badly about it – you did the right thing – 3 legged hogs can survive in the wild – they often have to as they lose legs to foxes and accidents etc in the wild and undiscovered, which can be fatal, but they can also survive if infection doesn’t get them. the only other option is to release in a closed environment – which some think is cruel also as they have such strong instincts to roam. we soft release ‘fixed’ hogs when we can, and believe me, watching them for hours on end pacing, pushing and digging to get out of those runs for a couple of nights leaves you in no doubt that they need to be free roaming creatures and the best thing is to give them a chance. you never know – your little chap may well still be out there – you have to believe that he is and you did your best for him.