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Old January 12, 2012, 09:09 AM   #12
hogdogs
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Under normal at rest but awake conditions... Hogs have one of the best noses in the world of fauna... The hearing is good... at least and their vision is not considered in high regard compared to many other animals...

But as stated above, much changes when they are feeding... Unlike deer and other prey species, hogs do not spend much time stopping the feeding to look around with a raised head. If they were already pressured in some way, they may be on a higher alert level.

What makes their hearing as decent as it is is their ear lobes... When head is down and feeding/rooting, not only are they focused on the task at hand but their hearing is focused towards all the noise they are making...

Watch a deer feeding... them ears are spinnin' around like an aerial TV antennae on a rotor-motor lookin' fer signal...

Brent
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