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The pigs are back!

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    June de Silva Tuesday, 11 July 2017

    I must admit I got very excited when I spotted my first wild boar, recently. We were caught in a traffic jam, on the motorway, on our way back from Toulouse to our house. I saw an animal running across a field and thought it was a dog, at first. Turned out to be a wild boar. I was amazed at how fast it could go. I'm sure I wouldn't have been as excited if it had been rampaging through my garden!

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    Catherine Monday, 10 July 2017

    Trust dad to think of bacon butties. Yum.

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    Bear and Cardigan Sunday, 09 July 2017

    Oh wow, lets hope they carry on by before they eat all your plants #MySundayPhoto

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    Fiona Cambouropoulos Sunday, 09 July 2017

    Wild pigs - oh no! That sounds like trouble. I know how destrictive ours can be but they are contained to their sty and field.

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    Debbie Sunday, 09 July 2017

    Hi Phoebe, are they wild pigs? When we went walking on the mainland we saw plenty of evidence of wild pigs but no pigs. They are destructive creatures. The novelty factor of seeing them, once off, would be high, but I wouldn't want them too close to where I lived!


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    Catherine's Cultural Wednesdays Sunday, 09 July 2017

    Maybe you could train them to dig bits of the garden that need attention #MySundayPhoto

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    darren coleshill Sunday, 09 July 2017

    Not so sure I'd want to meet them on a dark road

    Thank you for linking up

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    Richard Sunday, 09 July 2017

    Are they mainly nocturnal, or might they join you now and again while you're sunbathing on the lawn or by the pool?

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    John Adams Sunday, 09 July 2017

    Pigs? They're wild boar aren't they?? I wouldn't get in their way! #MySundayPhoto

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    Phoebe Sunday, 09 July 2017

    Yes they're wild boar...wild "pigs"! We get loads around here but haven't seen any for a while

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    Carol Sunday, 09 July 2017

    Are they destructive?

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    Phoebe Sunday, 09 July 2017

    Yes, very!

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    annette charlton Sunday, 09 July 2017

    Do the pigs damage vegetable gardens etc or do they make their way between fields and woods along the village streets? Oh, and are they protected or considered fair game?

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    Phoebe Sunday, 09 July 2017

    They dig up lawns, charge through hedges and fences, eat veggie patches, knock compost bins over and eat all other words they're very destructive and don't stick to woods and fields! They are certainly not protected, French love hunting! Have a look at this old post I wrote a while ago

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    Dad Sunday, 09 July 2017

    That's a lot of bacon!

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    Phoebe Sunday, 09 July 2017

    bacon butties on legs!

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    Bailey Sunday, 09 July 2017

    Oh no! You could do without these visitors.

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    Phoebe Sunday, 09 July 2017

    so far touch wood they've mainly stayed out on the lane, just a little lawn digging!

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