You need to contact a local carer and get it checked over. Once this is done pretty much all carers will be happy to return it to you for overwintering.
Most juveniles picked up at this time of year have internal parasites. While these are not necessarily dangerous in a hog in a normal environment, when they are in a stressful situation – ie in captivity, they are known to get considerably worse and can easily end up causing the hog to die. So while my advice may seem extreme on what seems a healthy hog, it’s really worth doing. The BHPS number on this site will be able to let you know of any carers in your area.
They will also be able to give you lots of advice and be a point of contact if anything starts to go wrong.
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