Wild boar and gardeners

Amongst gardeners (I am not one but find myself in family of them and their lore), Robins are known for being tame and good friends of gardeners.

Apparently, this behaviour is because Robins have evolved to follow herds of wild boar who dig up roots, mushrooms, truffles and so on, which the Robins can dig through to get at worms, slugs and insects. Nowadays, the wild boar is rarely found, but gardeners plod through their gardens digging up the earth in much the same way, and the Robins follow them diligently waiting for a chance to snack on the fresh grub.

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