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We have evidence that there is a boar or boars snooping around. We cannot actually see them but worried that they will get into the garden and start digging, plants, lawn etc.

Does anyone know a foolproof way of getting rid of them aside from buying a shotgun!

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We have evidence that there is a boar or boars snooping around. We cannot actually see them but worried that they will get into the garden and start digging, plants, lawn etc.

Does anyone know a foolproof way of getting rid of them aside from buying a shotgun!

Hi Gerry,

You don't say what your evidence for the boar presence is, could be badgers, and whatever they are it seems that they haven't actually done anything yet 😉

We have had boars and badgers since moving in and, as they were here first, we just appreciated having them visit. We have two streams and in one of them they made a wallow.  We have trail-cameras and we watched the original pair bring their four new arrivals to us the second year. Amazing.

We bought sheep last year and therefore fenced three terraces which included the wallow.  The boars just moved on to the other stream and carried on. They have never breached the fence, it's only metre high sheep wire fencing. The badgers go underneath it but as they are under a foot high it doesn't matter.

Until they, if it is boars, cause a problem I'd leave it, but a trail-cam and enjoy the show 😊

 

All the best,

Chris & Hellen on the Gardunha's 👍

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I think you have four choices. Shoot them. Trap them. Obtain an electronic acoustic repeller. Hope they don´t do too much damage.

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Build a wall around your property. They will tunnel under a wire fence.

We have a wall, but neighboring fazendas do not, and are not too badly affected.

And yes we have javali here, and I cross their tracks when walking the dog.

You need a license to hunt these animals.

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Many thanks @alan and @hartmill.

We have a wall but it's not that high and I certainly don't fancy trying to shoot or trap them, even if I had a licence. Are there any organisations I can contact where they might come out and trap them?

 

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Don’t dogs help keep them away?

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 alan
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@astridff Our dog makes a lot of noise when he hears anything in the garden.

Gerry says he has a low wall. Until the fire the other year the rear wall of our property was just over 1 cement block high, surmounted by a wire netting fence. No javali ever came in. (The wall is now 2 blocks higher as a fire break.)

He could talk to the neighbors and the Junta.

Alan

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