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Frenzied “feeding”

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    I’ve enjoyed watching hogs on my trail cam all summer but when the batteries ran out (again) just carried on putting food out and most days it’s been eaten. Got some more batteries so yesterday realized that it looks like a mouse has been nipping in and out taking one piece of dry hog food at a a time (55 visits the night before last!). So I put the trail cam inside my feeder – and today as well as lots of mouse visits a hog appeared too. It was in there for about 10 minutes but was behaving really strangely. It was bristling off and on, one area of its back seemed to bristle all the time, it appeared to be eating frantically, but on closer inspection not actually taking the food into its mouth at all! Can they sleepwalk?? It was moving much faster than usual and seemed like it was starving but I’m not sure it actually ate a thing! Has anyone ever seen this kind of thing, I can’t find any mention of it online.

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    Hi Matherine

    It isn’t easy to tell exactly what you mean from a short written description. If you are concerned about the hog, the best thing to do is talk to your nearest hog carer/rehabilitator. You will be able to explain things more fully to them and they can ask questions. You can get contact details of your nearest hog carers by ringing 01584 890801.

    Good luck. I hope all goes well for the hog.

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