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Saturday 2 March 2024

Wild Boar - Sus Scrofa

 Photographed at the Cannop Ponds, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, Britain.

The trouser legs were Callum's, my son.




  1. The wild boar is looking so cute

  2. Amazing creatures these wild boars. Lovely clear shots.

  3. They're not very pretty--- As usual, your pictures are excellent. The music is nice as well.

  4. Buen acercamiento al jabalí, Bob, con mucho detalle.


  5. Hola Bob,espectaculares fotos de este Jabali,Un fuerte abrazo amigo y feliz fin de semana.

  6. Wow, awesome closeups of the wild boar! Take care, enjoy your day and have a great new week!

  7. excellent photos....
    Thank you for sharing interesting videos.

  8. Wonderful close-ups of the Wild Boar, Bob. I thought that they were, potentially, dangerous but I guess that I'm wrong if Callum got that close?!

    Best wishes - stay safe - - - Richard

  9. Hello,
    Is it safe to be that close to the wild boar, the photos are amazing! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, enjoy your day and a happy week ahead.

    1. Hi Eileen
      When a family group (known as a sounder) is disturbed by walkers, the tendency is for one of the larger sows to move and position themselves between the walkers and the young piglets, often with much snorting. The other sows in the group will then lead the piglets to safety in deeper vegetation. Once the family have moved off, the defending sow will usually suddenly turn and re-join the group out of sight.

      The defending sow may, however, be provoked into a mock charge if they feel threatened. This may happen if walkers have continued towards the sow, either to get a better look or simply because they have not noticed the animal.

      Male boar tend to be seen alone, and can grow to a significant size. The older male boar are less likely to run or move away from people, often simply standing and watching as you pass by.

      Advice to dog walkers

      Unfortunately, dogs have been attacked, seriously injured and sadly killed by wild boar in the Forest of Dean. Whilst this is rare, dog owners walking in the Forest of Dean should keep their dog under close control and within sight, and ideally always on a lead. This is especially important if your dog is unlikely to respond to your commands in the woodland environment.

      When boar are seen, we recommend that you call your dog to heel and put it on a lead. Give the animal space and if needed turn and find a different path – or stand still until the boar have moved off.

  10. great shots....
    have a wonderful weekend

  11. The wild boar is a wonderful animal. But here in Finland there are too many of them.

  12. What great photos! This is one animal I'm a little afraid of seeing up close in the wild. I've seen them from a distance several times but don't want to get close. They are WILD!

  13. Amazing photographs Bob.
    Callum was so close to it!

    All the best Jan

  14. Those are great photos of a wild boar.
    Great work.

  15. Oh! is it safe to get that close?

  16. No me gustaría encontrarme con él Bob. Parece muy fiero. Estupendas fotos.
    Buen jueves.
    Un abrazo.

  17. Cracking boar shots, Bob. Never seen a Wild Boar myself!

  18. I wanted you to be my follower, as I am yours, to follow my blog.

  19. These are stunning shots, Bob!
    Your close-ups of the wild boar capture such detail and character.

    Have a great weekend!


  20. Beautiful photos Bob, so close.

  21. Wow that is something elles. Great photos Bob