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Hi Bernie

So sad to hear about your poor female hog. It must have been especially upsetting that it was one that you knew well. I keep telling myself not to get too attached to individual hogs, but it isn’t easy when you get to know them well. I found a poor hog on a road not far from here recently – it was so flattened that there was no way to identify even whether it was male or female, which seemed to indicate that multiple cars had driven over the poor thing. It wasn’t one of my current regulars because they are all still here, but may be a former visitor. It is difficult to know what could improve their chances on the roads. This one was on a link road and just about to enter a minor road, when any car should have been slowing down anyway.

I’m glad to hear the other hogs are doing well, especially your late hoglet. One hoglet here didn’t hibernate at all (despite being heavy enough) and visited every night – except for a couple of days when the snow was too deep! Hopefully the hogs will have their babies a bit earlier this year!