Nov 5th, 2013
We have…. Badgers. Or one badger at least. We bated the camera trap with a load of peanuts and sure enough at about 9:30pm (must have been just after we turned the kitchen lights out) he came through the fence and had a good snuffle about. When he saw that the nuts were in the cage he tried to get them through the bars, and then put his nose under the edge to get them. When both of these techniques failed, he just took the bars in his jaws and wrenched the thing right out of the ground. He must be incredibly strong. After that he deserved his snack and sat there for about fifteen minutes munching away – only occasionally pausing to sniff the air and glance around. When everything was finished he unhurriedly made his way back through the fence and disappeared.