The wild boar (Sus scrofa) is a gregarious mammal.
It frequently wallows in mud and scratches itself against tree trunks to remove parasites.
It is a highly versatile omnivore, which digs up a great part of its food. It feeds on many plants (in particular roots and bulbs), mushrooms, and animals (worms, insects, little mammals but also birds), dead or alive.
The wild boar is an overabundant species in the Cévennes: it causes harm in the fields and gardens in turning the soil and inflicts damage to the vernacular heritage in collapsing dry-stone walls.