Finally Proof That We Have Badgers!
We have suspected for months that we have had a Badger coming into our garden and using a flower bed as a toilet, but up to the other night we haven't been able to see actually proof. Now, thanks to our new wildlife camera we know for sure!
Googling for the description of the holes that have been dug all over a flower bed at the side of the house, which are about 6 inches across and 6 inches deep, with a large "poop" in the bottom, we were almost certain that the culprit was a Badger, but without a window that looked out onto that part of the garden, and not knowing what time the holes were dug, finding proof has been pretty difficult.
However, my birthday present arrived early, a wildlife camera, and we both decided that it would be a shame to wait a couple of weeks to use it. So, we set it up in the garden and went to bed, wondering what we would find in the morning.
I quite expected to find either nothing at all on the memory card, or lots of clips where the camera was triggered by leaves or branches moving, but to our surprise we had 10 sets of photos and videos, and FINALLY the proof that we had waited months for, Mr Badger!
The camera wasn't positioned very well, and so the 5 minutes of video that showed the badger eating the peanuts that we left out mostly just show the top of his back, but we did get one good clip of him having finished feeding and walking around the flower bed, digging a hole to use for his toilet.
CLICK HERE to see our Badger.
We didn't get anything the following night, except the local cats creeping through the garden and using it as a toilet as well, but hopefully tonight we will see something more of interest. The camera is now better positioned as well, so wish us luck.
Image Credit » Copyright Tony Payne 2014