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Defo, echoing Stef there, Marion –

If you get a chance, do try to get a hold of your little visitor & get them to your local Wildlife Vet – Our fella was in for a week, antibiotics & full health check – came ‘Home’ & carried on like he’d never been away!

One trick from experience, but I’m sure you’re aware ( newspaper, fleece in a box with some dry food, thick gloves at the ready..! ) catching the Hogs at night, torch light seems to freeze them to the spot just long enough for you to quite casually pick them up without alarming them

Ours seem to have been very chilled, happily snacking in the box & burrowing under the paper to sleep – but always best to get them checked over properly for any other possible infection..

Good Luck !