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Badger dragging a ???????

Written by stephen gale

We caught this footage recently of a badger apparently dragging what looks like another animal.  I am not quite sure what it is.  Is it a cat? a rabbit? or a baby badger?

We looked in this location the following day for any signs of something being left behind (e.g. fur, a dead body), but there was nothing.  A quick Internet search reveals that badgers are known to take domestic pets (including cats), but it is considered rare.  In the entire time that we have owned the property, we have never seen any rabbits here – either dead or alive (maybe the badgers have eaten them all!).

It is a shame that it is difficult to tell from the night time footage exactly what it was.  I guess we will never know.

Badger digs out wasps nest

Written by stephen gale

We have had a wasp nest in the bottom field for the past couple of months.  It is a hole a couple of inches across in the grass.  I suspect that they used a old rabbit hole that was in the bank.

About a week ago, it looked as if something had tried to dig it out.  A couple of days later, the wasp nest was completely decimated.  This looks like the work of a badger.  Apparently, they dig into the wasp nest and eat the larvae.  There are still some wasps loitering around the nest, but I suspect that they will disappear in the next few weeks as the weather turns colder.

There used to be just a small 2 inch wide hole where the wasps when in and out.  Then one morning this massive hole appeared.  Apparently, it is the work of badgers who dig out the nest to eat the larvae.

There used to be just a small 2 inch wide hole where the wasps when in and out. Then one morning this massive hole appeared. Apparently, it is the work of badgers who dig out the nest to eat the larvae.

There are still plenty of wasps in here, so I don't want to get too close.  The cold weather will kill them off in the next few weeks.

There are still plenty of wasps in here, so I don’t want to get too close. The cold weather will kill them off in the next few weeks.