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    What caused this damage

    These are photos from the neighbouring land I stalk. The owner asked me to have a look and see if I could determine what was causing the damage. The turf appears to be folded over and in some cases rolled up. Some is fresh some old by looking at how dead the grass is that has been folded over and the texture of the soil exposed. There are no machines on the ground. First thought is badgers but is covering an area of 1/2 acre. Never seen Boar in the area and very few signs of tracks or claws apart from the odd slot on the soft ground.
    Any ideas
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    Boar would be my guess, unless domestics have got loose. Not seen grassland turned like this, but similar damage to verges and forest floors. I seem to think Malc has ground nearby, he might know of any boar sightings.

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    Looks like boar to me.
    It's the calibre of the shooter that counts not the calibre of the rifle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buckup View Post
    Boar would be my guess
    +1 Looks just like the boar damage we were shown when hunting in Sweden.
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    Worm hunters. I cannot see boar doing that without deep slots plainly visible. Pulled over with a mattock. Lot of money in worms. Jim

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    this can also be done by badgers,

    I have seen this and some on my local shoot, no boar here but there are a fare few badgers.

    i think this is when they are grubbing for the crane-fly larvae./ leather jackets or what ever they are called.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobjs View Post
    this can also be done by badgers,

    I have seen this and some on my local shoot, no boar here but there are a fare few badgers.

    i think this is when they are grubbing for the crane-fly larvae./ leather jackets or what ever they are called.

    bob.

    This is my thoughts but suprised not to find any evidence of claws, plus the area of land damaged is considerable. There are a fair few badgers around???

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    looks like pigs to me ,the way the turf is rolled up and stripped back in patches like that wouldnt take boar much time to turn that over. Brock seem to be more specific digging for individual worms or crane fly larvae, they can still make a fair mess but is often more targeted . Pigs scent something and then roll up the turf around it even and forward.

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    It's identical damage to what we see in the Forest of Dean and surrounding areas and we know that the cause is boar.
    It's the calibre of the shooter that counts not the calibre of the rifle.

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    looks like a variation for .375 h&h to me...

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