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    Hi
    I have had two or three hogs visiting my patio all summer.. ever snorting if I forgot to put out their Spike food.
    I bought them a nice house, covered it with logs and moss and bracken and old leaves.
    Now they seem to have vanished…!!
    But the food goes every night but no ‘calling cards’
    I wonder if they have hibernated.. they dont seem to be in their little house though…
    I may have to get a little camera to see what is going on.. I bet its next doors cat scoffing the food…
    Happy Hog days.

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    Nic

    Hi laurabiding

    Well it could be the cats! It wouldn’t be at all surprising of they had gone to hibernate now. Some take a while before they will adopt a hog house preferring to hibernate under a shed or even build a nest amongst some bushes.

    I always leave food out, at least for a couple of weeks after all the hogs have disappeared, because sometimes they disappear and come back a bit to start with. Many of us leave some food out all winter in case.

    Often, at this time of year it’s just a question of hoping they come back safe and well in the Spring.

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