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One has dug up a Bees nest and in doing so has destroyed one of my alpine growing areas. I will now have to rebuild ti. Trouble is the surviving bees are milling around in distress. Not even sure how the badger is getting in to the garden. I will have to brave the nettles and brambles of the outside and see if I can find an ingress point and block it off.

They can cull the dratted things round here for me and the sooner the better.



  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 3,994

    It is easy to be philosophical about the damage they do when it is one someone else's property. When they have done over £1,000 of damage to your plants then it is a lot harder.

    There are 5 sets within a mile of our garden.

  • paulk2paulk2 Posts: 184

    I've had the badgers in again this year after a three year break. They've not caused as much damage this time around and have only destroyed ~20 plants and partly broken a fence panel. I had worse damage the last time. A neighbour of mine with a beautiful lawn was convinced it was foxes rather than badgers until they started ripping up his lawn looking for worms and larvae! I try to keep them out as much as possible now - I decided my choice was either to embrace nature and let the badgers have free rein or keep my plants: I chose my plants!

    I suppose these types of occurrences will only increase given native habitats are being squeezed and even more so if someone else up the road keeps feeding the badgers sandwiches at night (not joking)!

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