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Hi simbo65

You are bound to feel a bit ambivalent about it all when something like that has happened. But the trouble is we can’t be sure to keep them safe wherever we are. Because it’s their habit to roam so far, anything could happen anywhere in their range. All we can do is help them as best we can when they visit our part of their range. So my advice would be don’t make any decisions about that at the moment.

I know you must feel awful for the poor chap and it emphasises our powerlessness over the hogs’ lives. But you have done your best for him by getting him help. What happens after that is out of our hands to some extent. All we can do is wait and step in again, if needed.

Don’t worry about the hog not hibernating. Not hibernating won’t do him any harm. Hopefully, it will give the wound a chance to heal really well before he’s released.

I do, so, feel for you. I just hope for a good outcome.