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ben rigsby
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Posted: 14 Feb 2011
hi folks,

unlike in some parts of the country, here in the SW badgers are abundant and there are frequently setts in urban situations.
all these pics are from the same town - lets call it X.
these are some of the urban/suburban badger sites ive tracked down there.
bet theres plenty more i dont know about!

there were other badger setts in X i could have visited.
inc 1 in the graveyard (hope they dont dig out any corpses!) and another one ive learned of close to the (bang central) Police Station!
that last one should make badger baiters think twice eh!

i didnt have time to visit those though.
a damn shame.

sett on housing estate;

(block of flats to the left, Infant school playground right, and badger sett inbetween.)

spoil heaps;

fresh badger print. hind leg;

opposite view. standing on sett;

digging/latrine in garden 20m from sett;

fresh badger poop.

you loved that one didnt you?

small garden sett;

the broad, barrelled shape of this hole through chicken wire is another dead giveaway eh? - BADGER!

another garden sett behind here;

a bigger one. not many holes but quite well established.

swings n holes;
children by daytime and badgers at night here!

active hole;

quite good badger run through garden hedge 100m from sett;

theres also a sett in a garden around here and i know the owner a bit too.
but he was out when i called. so no pix.
shame as its a bigger one than any above.

thanks to everyone who kindly allowed me into their gardens to take pics.
s all!

incidentally the home-owners with badger setts ive spoken to mostly tolerate the animals.
but there are also some who very pist off and complain that their gardens are wrecked, the market value of their house is being affected and theres not a lot they can do about it.

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Posted: 15 Feb 2011
Interesting pix Ben.
We are pretty lucky here as the badgers seldom do any digging in our gardens. In fact you'd not really know they were here at all if you hadn't been told or seen them. Don't make latrines either but that is probably because there setts are a way off.
I do know places not that far away where people find them a complete pest as they dig up lawns etc.
The only down side for us is we can't grow sweetcorn as they take the lot! Always know when it is ripe and don't flatten the plant to eat the first cobs are ready.

Baby Sue
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Posted: 17 Feb 2011

Why the hell are they living around people? I ainĘt never seen a set by houses, they only live in the countryside up here. & what happens when a badger comes out for a walk on a street at nighttime and a stray dog goes for it, who wins on a one on one if itĘs a big dog? Cos stray dogs are common around here.

I wanted presents from lots of you. Snot fair that Ben Rigsby was the only one to send me Xmas & birthday presents.
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Posted: 21 Feb 2011
Nice pictures Ben. How are you finding them? Just roaming
about or work related?
ben rigsby
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Posted: 25 Feb 2011
hi Rob. mainly by detective work and/or being nosey and asking about!
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Posted: 25 Feb 2011
Good lad!

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