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Hi Kerry JW

Yes, some hogs become very wise to our routines re. food! But wild hogs don’t tend to over-eat. They do grow incredibly fast when they are hoglets, so need a fair amount of food for that. So unless you are offering very large portions, I wouldn’t worry too much. It may be that the little hog isn’t getting much food elsewhere, especially in this dry weather we’ve been having. But it is also possible that you have more hogs visiting than you realise. They can appear very similar when they’re hoglets.

You might already, but in case not, it’s a good idea to leave water available all day every day just in case a dehydrated hog appears during the day – even in winter.

Good luck and happy hog watching!