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Wild boar numbers strong in Sussex
7:20am Wednesday 27th February 2013 in News
Wild boar numbers are thought to be on the rise.
Just months after experts warned the population was on the decline, it is now believed there are about 1,000 in the Kent-Sussex border area.
Peter Smith, from the Wildwood Trust, said: “The Weald on the Kent-Sussex border is the perfect environment.
"They can live there totally undisturbed.
"They live in the bracken, undergrowth and the woods.
"We could have boar a few hundred yards away and we would never hear them.
"They would be keeping quiet and out of the way.”
It is believed the first wild boars may have escaped from private land after the Great Storm in 1987 and have lived feral ever since.
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