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Adult hog circling young hogs

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    We have various hog visitors/ residents appearing nightly, including three youngsters- perhaps 2-3 months old? Camera footage this week shows one of the adults ( who we think is male) repeatedly circling two of the youngsters in turn – looks like amorous circling and spine-sniffing to me. Is this something other people have seen ? Many thanks

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    Hi Carlyph

    Yes, I had a male hog here who quite persisitently circled a very young hoglet over a few nights. He was actually a very large hog, but a bit of a gentle giant and well down in the pecking order of the males visiting here at the time. The other hoglet around at the time was ignored and may have been a male.

    I wondered whether the hoglet would be scared of the adult male but it didn’t seem to be at all and almost seemed to attract his attention on successive nights. Of course it was never going to lead to anything and only went on for those few nights.

    It’s interesting to hear that it is happening elsewhere as well.

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