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Badger

Observed: 22nd September 2011 By: tjr266
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - current student
tjr266’s reputation in Mammals
Badger
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So excited my first ever real life Badger viewing!

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garrymcc's picture

awesome

It's great to see them out and about isn't it.
May I ask what time they emerged from the sett?

Aláine's picture

Any Tips

great pic!Any tips on spotting badgers I reckon Ive found a set.Ive never seen one live before.

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Gill Sinclair's picture

Badger-spotting tips

In my experience, sit upwind from the sett against a tree or similar to break up your outline, don't wear anything perfumed or any fly repellent (great fun in summer), and be prepared to be in position before dusk and to wait about 2 hours (literally) before the beasties finish sniffing the air and decide it's safe to come out. Well worth the wait though.

Gill Sinclair
OU Certificate in Contemporary Science
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the naturalist man's picture

Badger watching

You could always 'cheat'. If you contact your local badger group (see Google) many have hides over badger sets and run guided badger watches. I have to say I'm always very lucky with badgers I never have to wait long, perhaps I smell like the great unwashed, sorry outdoors!

Graham Banwell

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