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Hi Jennifer

Sounds like you have quite a hub of hog activity there! It’s such a delight when they all return.

The hogs normally become involved in a circling sort of dance during ‘courtship’. (If that’s the sort of thing you mean) The male circles the female and she goes round and round in the middle of the circle, huffing as she goes. This can go on for hours, but doesn’t always lead to anything. Sometimes one or other just gets fed up and wanders off! But at least it indicates there is a male and female and they are showing some interest in each other, which is a start.

Some hogs like to do their own interior decorations for their nests, so it’s quite a good idea to put a little bedding in – to give them the idea – and provide piles of other suitable material nearby. Then they can select whatever they prefer. Fingers crossed someone moves in soon.

Good luck and happy hog watching!