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9th October 2018 at 10:32 am #12360
I think it is a very good idea to keep leaving, at least some, food out all winter if you don’t have a rat problem. Your hog visitors may be hibernating already, despite the fluctuating temperatures. It may even be day length which triggers hibernation in some. I don’t think anyone knows the precise triggers yet. And don’t expect a hog not to hibernate because it didn’t last year – I sometimes think they just like to keep us guessing! Always a worrying time for hog lovers, but as Penny says, we just have to hope they come back safe and well in the Spring.