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Hi Kevhoglet

Sorry, shouldn’t have made assumptions(!) – I took, several, to be 3 – 5. You can put a photo on here almost instantly if it is already somewhere else online – just put a link on. Otherwise it takes a bit longer through the home page. I have never put any on, but heard a while back that it sometimes takes a few days, although it’s possible things have speeded up more recently. Photos aren’t usually an ideal way of telling how many ticks there are. Probably the best way is to look through binoculars, if you have some, and count them, or if the hog comes close enough count them that way. Just bear in mind that the larger they are, the nearer they will be to dropping off. So larger, doesn’t mean worse. If you think there really are a lot, in the meantime, it might be a good idea to make contact with a local hog carer/rehabilitator so you can see if they can help.