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Thanks for your observations Nic.
To our knowledge, our hogs have not yet left the garden (which is surrounded by a brick wall). The only way out is by squeezing under the gate (which the big ones seem to do quite well!) and they haven’t been anywhere near there yet. My other worry is that the Big Hog pursuing Hetty might be her dad! We only observed one big hog pursuing females last year (smaller ones were biffed away) and we think it might be him!
So far she appears to be resisting his advances – I was surprised to see such activity so early after hibernation – but we can’t see what they get up to when they disappear into the bushes!
Well, there is nothing we can do but leave them to it!
Thanks again