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Hi GFS, I read your post with interest, and wondered if you know whether brown rats are less aggressive? How likely are brown rats to kill hoglets? Can the parents protect them?

Our rats are brown – there’ve been brown rats everywhere I’ve lived or walked (it’s not me!! :o) ), they’re just everywhere and I consider them as being part of our natural wildlife – I won’t hurt them and they’ve always been quite fascinating to watch. They only become really secretive and untrusting when neighbours have put poison out, the poor things.

I’ve seen hogs eating from the outside dish, when they realise there’s a rat eating inside the “hog” feeding station! The hog was cautious, but didn’t seem overly concerned.

Any advice you can offer regarding brown rats/nesting & hibernating hogs would be gratefully appreciated – thank you.