Thank you everybody for that advice. I have several hogs visiting – they do not seem to have hibernated this year. We do live in Cornwall which is a little milder. Over the winter I have been feeding the hogs in two feeding stations. One of them had a population of field, or harvest, mice visiting nightly as well as the hogs. I was not perturbed by the mice but last night I had a most unwelcome visitor – a rat! I have taken away that feeding station and the food. Thanks to your advice I shall stop the feeding for a while – there are plenty of worms, etc around the garden so hopefully the hogs will still get enough. I have two cameras and shall continue to monitor and hope the rat does not become a regular. Nature is so cruel and it must have been traumatic to watch the rat attacking your hog. Thank you all. Hogdevotee.
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