Wild Boar (Sus Scrofa)

Wild Boar (Sus Scrofa), originally uploaded by Ben909.

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.

Having a good root about. I watched as it dug up the tree stump and tossed it aside with ease to dig about beneath it.


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