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Hi Celeste

The flea version is a good analogy!

Yes, the boys do seem more active in the Spring. Once the females have young to look after there isn’t so much to run around for! But the males, who don’t have any hoglet raising duties at all, tend to hibernate earlier – sometimes as early as September – then they come out earlier. But pre-hibernation they are busy building up their reserves.

It may be that you have been seeing hoglets later in the Autumn – they seem to actively like sharing food bowls, either with an adult (not necessarily their Mother) or other hoglets. Some of the earlier born hoglets can look quite big by the Autumn.

Yes, I sometimes wonder where the hogs thinks the endlessly renewing supplies of food come from – magic!