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Hi Simbo65

If the hog had been self annointing it may have shown on camera as looking paler and sticky looking. It is often sort of frothy. It kind of makes more sense being a different hog and the smell/taste triggered the self annointing – rather than it trying to cover itself with that smell. But they might self -annoint if some substance was put on them, i.e. artificial marking. But self- annointing isn’t fully understood.

The only time I’ve seen self annointing on video was Siili when she was released after her stay in Wildlife Hospital. I wondered if it might have been her wanting to get rid of the smell of captivity. But it could have been the smell of the box, which may have been strange to her after being in captivity. It was just as she was in the doorway before coming out of the release box.

Yes, it is a worry about sick and injured hogs, but I imagine some people will still take them in. The car situation could have another unfortunate flip side, in that some hogs may become accustomed to fewer cars and then when the cars all return get caught out.

Yes, it would be interesting to hear if there is any more self-annointing.