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Nic

Hi Dwarfhog

It isn’t a typical male/female ratio, but males have a larger ‘range’ than females, so it may be that you are just outside a female’s range. If that is the case at least one of the male’s ranges may overlap with a female’s and so hoglets could materialise. In my experience, there are usually a few more males visiting than females, but some of them visit less often.

I only have one of the females visiting from last year. She will be 5 years old this year, so is a mature female. Two of the missing ones had been visiting for 3 years and 2 years respectively, up to last year, so I fear they may no longer be around. It is very worrying that the survival of this population of hogs, which has previously been fairly stable, may rely on one 5 year old female and a selection of males. In the back of my mind is always the ghastly A24 trap as well as poor feeding and excessive marking which could possibly impact on hog numbers.

Hedgehog