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Thanks Nic,

learning all the time! and still so many unknowns with hogs, they are fascinating and unique.

Seb was from within the County but yes – about 15 miles away found as a small hoglet before Christmas.
We have taken in hoglets we have found in our garden very late too and had some success in re-releasing over the years, improving the rate I think each year.
We tend to try and give them back to finder for release where they were found – but they don’t always want the hassle and I do wonder how much that matters to be honest, other than trying to replace the numbers and not cluster them.
We are fortunate in having a very good rescue contact that does all the checks and treatment, knows the best vets etc and keeps me moving on the learning curve. Its made a huge difference.
I wonder if the males just routinely move on every couple of years anyway -as you say- gene pool instincts?