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Hi simbo65,

I have a hog living in my hog house and has been now, on & off, for around 7 weeks.

He (and it is a he) has been coming out to feed around around 9pm and, although I spread the food around in several places in the garden, he is now well versed in doing a garden tour and hoovers up all the food on offer (i guess that great sense of smell is always going to find the food wherever i put it although the one area he doesn’t venture to is the food on the patio as its still light at that time and a bit too exposed probably). I then top up the food around 10pm but I now know he isn’t moving far away as i think he may have cottoned on to the fact if he waits more food will appear and sure enough he comes back around that time and helps himself to more food!

Around 10.30pm other hogs arrive in the garden and also have a nice long drink (I have 4 water dishes spread around the garden – very important in this hot weather) but they also do get some food although the resident hog, having returned, gives them a bashing although this is much more subdued than a month ago which I’m glad about.

The above said i have grown very affectionate to this paritucular hog as it has made home in my garden and is enjoying the food and water on offer and his scratching antics often put a smile on my face – in a particular excessive scratching session he fell sideways, which i have seen often, but this time he was laying on his back and decided to still keep on scratching – i almost felt like reaching out and giving his belly a good rub like you do with dogs!

Before i go to bed i then put out some more food and what happens then i don’t know but, if I do get up in the night, i do peer out in the garden and i have seen a hog or two foraging so they must still be finiding food either what i have put out or natural food and, more improtantly, there is still water in some of the dishes come morning so they are keeping hydrated.