Hi Guys, the hoggy visitors very rarely eat the slugs in my garden, they prefer the insects and worms. I had a rescue hog recently who was suffering with lungworm after eating slugs which is why i prefer to put food out for them.
The feedbox at the side of my hogbox does usually have a piece of broken paving slab on the top to keep it weighted down, as such i have not had any incidents of it being disturbed or upturned by a fox.
Im very lucky to have a wild hoggy population on common land at the back of my house which is why i get so many visiting There are several areas along my fence where the soil has been moved to create a gap so they can enter/exit as they wish, plus i have a hole cut in a corner where my cat likes to go out exploring.
I currently have 3 juveniles who are in hutches in my shed, these were rescued at a very young age and i am fostering them until they reach 650g (ideal weight pre hibernation). One called Luna is ready for release as soon as we get a break in the wet weather, there will be another homemade hogbox ready for her when she goes so she can choose to stay or go