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What do we do about the badger?



  • "It's illegal to interfere with wildlife"

    This is a rather simplistic interpretation of the laws in respect of wildlife. Susan57 asked a reasonable question which has resulted in one or two comments that are off the point. There's nothing to stop Susan57 preventing badgers from coming into her garden, as long as their sett isn't in the garden. Hedgehog conservation is a separate matter.

  • Its a fair statement though. Unless she wants to put in a wall with deep foundations, they will tunnel under or through to get in. So there's not much to be done. Doing anything to drive them off would be a grey area and probably best avoided. Unless you're a farmer and then you can probably fill your boots.

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  • Look at: 'Badgers: protection and licences' on the website.

  • Mark56Mark56 Posts: 1,653

    Badgers will only eat hedgehogs when there is no other food source available to them that's easier to eat. 

  • WelshonionWelshonion Posts: 3,114
    Sorry Mark, you're mistaken. If a badger comes upon a hedgehog, it will kill it, just as they destroy bumble bee and wasps nests. They are omnivores.
  • LandlubberLandlubber Posts: 396

    If a badger was dipping up your garden - wouldn't you want to do something about it?image

  • LandlubberLandlubber Posts: 396

    Its a difficult situation really. I hope that some how it can be sorted out.image

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 26,996

    It is ripping up my grass and my only complaint is that I haven't seen it in actionimage

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • LandlubberLandlubber Posts: 396

    I meant digging of courseimage

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