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Home Forums Hedgehog signs and sightings Hog coming out early Reply To: Hog coming out early

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Hi spookwoman

Self annointing doesn’t necessarily mean the hog is in season. It isn’t totally clear why they do it, but it’s thought that sometimes a certain scent sets it off. There was another theory that the saliva may contain some sort of pheromone but that theory wasn’t related particularly to females. As far as I know, the jury is still out as to exactly why some of them do it. You are lucky to observe it.

I hope they continue to keep you entertained!