Wild boar

Between their medieval extinction and the 1980s, when wild boar farming began, only a handful of captive wild boar, imported from the continent, were present in Britain. The Herefordshire/Gloucestershire population, which is based in the Forest of Dean, originates from one escape of boar of Eastern European origin in 1997 from a farm near Weston under Penyard and another apparently deliberate release near Staunton in 2004 and together now form probably the largest single population in the UK with a total population well in excess of 200 with groups of over 30 having been seen and photographed in several different locations in the forest. More info at Wikipedia.
This sounder consisted of 3 adults, and 6-7 piglets. Location withheld, March 2009

Wild boar in Forest of Dean Mar09  Wild boar in Forest of Dean Mar09

Wild boar in Forest of Dean Mar09  Wild boar in Forest of Dean Mar09

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