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Hi hc25036

It’s unlikely that Spot would keep the other hogs away permanently. I don’t imagine he spends the whole night in your garden. Male hogs can travel up to a couple of miles a night. (They don’t have territores, as such, but have ranges which overlap.) So there would be likely times when the other hogs could also visit.

For instance, I have a very dominant hog regular visitor and he rolls up any hog he sees it seems (!) but the others haven’t given up visiting as well. Sometimes they manage to arrive when he isn’t there, or just stay rolled up until he’s gone.

We often get reports on the Forum that people’s hogs have ‘disappeared’ but they usually return eventually. So the other hogs may just be visiting another part of their ranges, found someone else feeding, had their route blocked by someone mending their fences, etc. Fingers crossed some of them return.