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Hello Nic – our hoglet is appearing each night around 9pm at the food bowl without accessing the gate. There is no other way in as garden is surrounded by a brick wall so we assume the big Hog has not put her off and she is resident. He has been back but courting another female. Unfortunately our “victim” of previous bullying came in for a drink of water rather too close to the courting ritual and was once again head-butted down the patio steps. This time we intervened by opening our rather squeaky patio door and Bully Boy and his lady friend both disappeared into the bushes. Our victim stayed put for a couple of minutes then made his escape. We have named him Mr Wobbly as he is rather unsteady on his feet. Last night we were gratified to see Mr Wobbly courting the adult female with no sign of Bully Boy. He rather blotted his copybook later though when he went off to have a long feed at our biscuit bowl, then turned and left a huge poo on top of the food! And all this during the pouring rain, lightening and thunder!!
We await the next instalment……..