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Poor rat, poison not a nice way to go. My brother feeds birds & squirrels in his countryside haven in West Wales & his regular rat visitor has turned up with a hoard of ratlets. If it wasn’t for the disease they can spread we’d be celebrating seeing wildlife thriving in our gardens, funny old life.
Not sure spines always grow back if the flesh is badly damaged, hope Siili’s do. Yes, another worry once he’s well enough to return, hard to step back from it specially when you get to know them personally.
Just looked at last night’s camera footage, 2 hogs, one small & looking good the other a little larger with huge swathes of sprayed curved stripes. Instead of being camouflaged it stood out clearly, so dangerous for the hog to be so easily seen.
Found Mr Johnson’s hog food in Wilko’s so that joined the Spike’s Dinner semi moist in the dish which is quite empty this morning. Two happy fed hogs last night anyway. Plenty of poo too!! Strategically placed bricks seem to do the job to keep cats out of the feeder, think you had to do that didn’t you.
Will put the camera out every night again, been waiting til there was more space for it & only just started to move things back where they belong. Judging by the beaks full of insects the birds emerge from the borders with there’s plenty of life out there for everyone, hopefully healthy bug options for the hogs that won’t give them lungworm etc. Shame natural food can cause such problems for them on top of all the wrongly fed stuff they’re given.
Sounds as if your hog needs some family planning advice if he’s going to play his part in increasing the hog population, ie chase the ladies & make sweet music asap!