Wild boar SASA sightings record
Sightings of wild boar/feral pig in Scotland have been uploaded on behalf of Science and Advice for Scottish Agriculture (SASA), a Division of the Scottish Government Agriculture, Food and Rural Communities Directorate.
The records cover mainland Scotland.
Records of sightings are kept to establish the distribution, population and impacts of wild boar/feral pig in Scotland.
Records were received by SASA from multiple sources. Some reports were harvested from extensive Google searches of news sites and forums, and by that nature the information available is incomplete and has to be treated with caution. Reports described as vague or unsubstantiated have been excluded from the dataset uploaded to NBN. Few records name the observer, either because this is unknown, or because the individuals have not given permission to be identified.
OS grid references have in most cases been inferred, and should be assumed to be accurate to 1 km at best, but animals may roam over an extensive area in any case.
The nature of the data sources means that few records have a precise date, and many dates are only approximate.
Records logged in SASA's boar records file were received from multiple sources. Some reports were harvested from extensive Google searches of news sites and forums. Captive animals, short-term escapees that were recorded as being recaptured quickly, and reports described as vague or unsubstantiated have been excluded from the dataset uploaded to NBN.
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