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Badger droppings

Observed: 23rd October 2011 By: lb6657
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - current student
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Badger droppings
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Several groups of droppings within a small area all containing some sort of nut or bulb. One photo shows the droppings in a pit, possibly a latrine. Pungent smell. The pit was seen on the edge of a rarely used path around the edge of unkempt field with large grasses and brambles.

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At this time of the year badgers eat a lot of nuts and berries leaving these sloppy, dark droppings. The position you describe sounds right as does some of them being in shallow latrines. Badgers use these regular piles of droppings to mark the edge of their territory.

Graham Banwell

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ngough24's picture


Once you smell badger droppings its definatly a smell you will recgonise again!!!