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Yes, I was a bit concerned about his size but of the four we brought home, two were that big, the other two “normal” well fed hog size.
He’s still here, nesting all day and out for five or six hours every night. Whilst I’d like to see him slim down, at present he no doubt has sufficient fat stored to survive hibernation!
We live at the end of a cup-de-sac so cars present very little problem unless he roams miles and I’m not sure where the nearest badgers are. 😉
I’m fairly sure he’d be able to get out through the hole. It’s a chainlink fence and a few years back I went out one night and startled a hog which tried to exit through the fence. It got half way and couldn’t get the rest of it through. Naturally it couldn’t come back as its spikes prevented it so I had to cut it free leaving the hole. It’s been regular track through to the field for hogs and my cats ever since. The field is on a slope with little topsoil – chalk near the surface – so it’s no real use for growing crops. It’s left wild so ideal for hogs.
My neighbour has now bought a camera and we think the other monster is now in residence there. We can’t tell if the other hogs he sees (and we get on our patio) are the other two we brought home or the ones that were here beforehand.