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What do we do about the badger?



  • pr1mr0sepr1mr0se Posts: 1,178

    I used to have a badger in my previous garden - and it's true that they can cause a lot of mess digging up the lawn etc.  Predominantly, and luckily for us, the badger run was at the very end of the garden the other side of a leat, so the amount of damage wasn't too bad.  But I was advised that they are deterred by human urine - male only!  So if you are able to find suitable parts of the garden that can be sprinkled regularly, that may help to deter them.  (I don't know whether this really works or is an Old Wives' Tale - but it sounds credible). 

  • If you're unsure about how to deal with the implications of badgers in your garden you can approach Natural England, your local Wildlife Trust or your local badger group (if there is one).

  • LandlubberLandlubber Posts: 396

    Most old wives tales have a certain truth to them - try it?image

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