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Old February 10, 2013, 05:28 PM   #1
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New Hog At Feeder

This hog first came in night of 6 Feb. Now its coming in every night. That hog may be a barrow. For sure its a big hog: The t-post is five feet tall.

The trap is out being renovated. It will be returned tomorrow.



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Old February 10, 2013, 05:49 PM   #2
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Id be waiting for that joker my next day or night off.
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Old February 11, 2013, 01:10 AM   #3
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Looks like he has some Russian blood lines. Hope the trap works.
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Old February 11, 2013, 06:53 AM   #4
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That the post is 5' tall isn't very helpful given that the post is some distance behind the hog and the camera shot is from an angle lower that the hog. It makes it look like the hog is much bigger than it actually is - forced perspective. It looks to be a good-sized hog, but using the post for perspective isn't a good comparison for scale.
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Old February 11, 2013, 08:33 AM   #5
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180-225 Might go more though...

Not a little teenage whipper snapper ...

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Old February 11, 2013, 10:13 PM   #6
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but using the post for perspective isn't a good comparison for scale.
Yep, its off some. There is no other object for comparison. The post is 1-2 feet behind the hog. You are looking at the left hand (closest to the camera) post in the daytime image of the trap.



Looked at the other SD card and found a hog with the same features but its smaller.

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Old February 12, 2013, 03:19 AM   #7
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thallub..good luck getting a big boar pig to go in that trap....They can..but not very often....U usually get the smaller ones....
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Old February 12, 2013, 07:33 AM   #8
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thallub..good luck getting a big boar pig to go in that trap....They can..but not very often....U usually get the smaller ones....
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In the past several years we have caught hundreds of hogs and only two big boars. Usually one must get them the old fashioned way, by shooting them.

But then i'm not convinced this hog is a boar. It has no tusks.
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Old February 12, 2013, 07:48 AM   #9
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It probably has "no" tusks because it isn't that old of a boar. By equal comparison, you could say it doesn't look to be a sow because it has no obvious teats and a sow that large should have been pregnant and nursed several times by now.
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Old February 12, 2013, 09:54 AM   #10
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By equal comparison, you could say it doesn't look to be a sow because it has no obvious teats and a sow that large should have been pregnant and nursed several times by now.
Theres a strange thing about sows with Eurasian boar characteristics in this area: i have trapped and shot numerous 2-4 year old sows that never nursed a litter. Its almost unusual to kill a pregnant or nursing sow with Eurasian boar characteristics here. The same is not true of the sows that have domestic characteristics: They are often pregnant.

Example: In November, 2008 i shot two huge sows that had Eurasian boar blood. One field dressed 212 pounds the other 188 pounds: The biologist aged both hogs at four years old. One was pregnant, neither had ever nursed a litter.
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