For the first time in decades there are wild boar in the forested ridge called the Utrechtse Heuvelrug. Two Wageningen students have managed to film them, in preparation for a bigger adventure.
In order to gain some experience, the two students borrowed a camera trap from the Dutch youth association for nature study. 'During a recce we saw a black shadow dashing into the brambles and we heard a grunt', says Janzing. 'Unfortunately, the animal was gone then.' So the two snap-hunters set out to look for traces of boar, such as food or hair. Then they set up three camera traps: small cameras that film everything that passes in front of them. And a week later they bagged their prey: