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Hi all. Like you, we were wondering where all our hogs had gone after a good start to Spring. We don’t have cameras and don’t usually stay up after midnight and hadn’t seen any large numbers of hogs for days. The food was not being taken in the same quantities and we wondered if the early morning birds were eating it.
Lo and behold a few nights ago we decided to stay up a bit longer and on the stroke of midnight one hog popped under the gate followed at roughly 5 minute intervals by 3 more. They were all males as they spent an hour biffing and rolling with quick drinks taken in between bouts! 2 females then arrived to distract them. Since then we have noticed them arriving mostly after 11 pm whereas in April and May they were coming out before dark. Could it be too hot?
Anyway we have now counted at least 7 visiting hogs but haven’t ascertained yet if any are still resident in our garden. (We had 2 hoglets overwinter with us and survive). We are so pleased with the numbers and crossing fingers for hoglets.