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I’ve seen this lots of times and is exactly as has been said, a huffing female being courted by a male. Talk about stamina, I’ve got videos of this going on for nearly TWO HOURS! The male either got his way or walked off. Videos of them actually mating have shown the female chomping away on dried food while he’s at it so not very romantic! The huffing is a good way of telling what sex the hog is, huffing = she, circling = he or if there are two males one is usually duffing up the other one. This can be very rough, either rolling it along or even biting the spines on the back of the neck and shaking it like a dog with a toy – hardly the bumbling lovable creature we all love!