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Keep 'Em Guessing

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    I know a lot of people are worried lately because their regular hogs seem to have disappeared. We’d been having the same problem – clockwork visits dwindled and the food was hardly touched. A neighbour from a few doors away who also feeds the hogs also noticed they’d gone missing. Was getting really worried after a five-night absence, and then on Sunday night I spotted a hog in the garden eating and having a long drink. No visitors Monday night, but here again last night. It seems something has made them all go haywire this summer, so think I’ll be a bit more laid back now if there are further no shows.

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    Hi Dizzydog

    There seems to be similar problems most years with hogs ‘going missing’. Not always at the same time and for the same reasons, but you are probably wise to be more laid back. There isn’t really anything we can do about it as we usually don’t know where they come and go from. All we can do is what we are already – provide them with food and water and hope they decide to come back! I guess it’s all part of being a wild hog. They do their own thing and always maintain a slight air of mystery.


    Hello Nic.
    You’re right. We do miss them when they don’t turn up, but I think their air of mystery and unpredictability are part of their charm. They’re obviously on a mission elsewhere sometimes, but at least they know where they can rely on getting food, water and shelter if needed. Things seem to have settled back down to a nightly pattern here – I suppose until they think I’m getting too complacent!

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