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I have found that the regular males, here, seem to stay around for longer than 2 years, but the boss hog only seems to be boss hog for 2 or 3 years, and he may not be so visible after that. The females, on the other hand, seem to stick around from hoglethood. There is one female who I have known, as an adult, since 2013. The females mostly aren’t back from hibernation yet, here, and she was the last to hibernate. But fingers crossed she returns for another year. One of her late hoglets didn’t hibernate (despite being big enough to) and was visiting here all winter. Only missed 2 nights when the snow was too deep! He is now bigger than his older fellow hoglets! But I think that often happens with over-wintered hoglets too, although, of course, they probably lose some weight after release. But I felt quite proud of the little chap doing so well ‘in the wild’ in winter.

It is really good what you are doing with the rehabilitating. One of the places near here closed not long ago and new people are always needed to carry on the good work.