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Hi simbo65

No little ones here, although I did catch sight once of one that looked like a smaller hog disappearing into the undergrowth, who could have been an early hoglet – but not seen again.

You have been doing your best and don’t be too downhearted. This is a time of year when there are often ‘missing’ hogs. Hopefully some will reappear.

I haven’t to my knowledge ever had any hoglets born in my garden, but usually some hoglets eventually ‘appear’ from somewhere. One year I had 12 of them – not all at once. As the first ones got bigger and disappeared, hopefully to hibernate, more smaller ones kept appearing. I suspect others may have given up feeding earlier than I did, so they all made their way here. Some had to be over-wintered in the end and not all of those survived, sadly. But there is quite a high mortality rate among very young hogs and there isn’t always anything we can do about it.

Fingers crossed for some returners.