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ah – so Nagini is a youngster herself then. I have read that the females don’t breed until their second year? If that is the case then it could be a significant factor to consider for number decline. I wonder whether also – the hoglet sex is influenced by environmental / external factors, such as food types and weather or viruses, mothers health etc? If we have a declining number of females and they arent ready to breed successfully until year two, it wouldnt look like a healthy prospect. there could be things we could target to change if we understood it more. they are quite complex creatures and we need to understand it more quickly so we can help change the dynamics for them.
Your bird feeders look like ours – on the ground with a squirrel breaking the base or top off, even though they have their own feeding station, albeit with the odd pigeon stuck in it upside down trying to get the last nut from the bottom!