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I appreciate there are many animal lovers on this site who do not discriminate between species. Personally, I have no issue with dealing with rats in any way possible. To that effect I put out bait boxes which are located reasonably near to the Hog feeding stations. However, I make sure they are located in such a place that Hogs would not be able to reach them. So for instance I have a pile of roof tiles next to one of the Hogs feeding stations. I then place the bait box on top of the tiles which would be around 20-24″ in height. Rats can easily reach the box but the Hogs do not. I know from checking the box that it has been visited and the rat has not been seen for some time. I am sure they will return at some point but also believe the poison works to keep the number to a minimum. Not everyone’s solution, but for me it works.