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Message started by Curious Aardvark on Jun 22nd, 2022 at 7:31am

Title: Phoebe got another badger
Post by Curious Aardvark on Jun 22nd, 2022 at 7:31am
Fortunately badgers are every bit as tough as they are made out to be.

This one was in the garden.
It's been hot, so I had the balcony door open last night.

I'm watching forged in fire, when there's a godawful racket from the garden.

Got there just when she'd finished the scragging phase and put it down.

At this point rabbits and squirrels are dead and then get swalloed, head first and whole.

I swear she's part python.

The badger was lying on its side and breathing hard.
I couldn't see anything out of place and it's breathing was hard, but not ragged, I presume it was just in shock.

Got Phoebe back in the house, reluctant as she was to leave her Late night snack behind.

Couple of hours later, no sign of it.

I presume it was one if this year's youngsters.
Surprisingly long legs, it actually looked just like a honey badger, same sort of size.
Fully grown European badgers are a good bit larger than honey badgers, hence my assumption this was a youngster.

One of these days I'd actually quite like to see a badger Phoebe hadn't just scragged.

At least I now know the time of night they're around the top half of the garden.

I'll give it a week and see if I can get anything on the wildlife camera :-)



Title: Re: Phoebe got another badger
Post by Rat Man on Jun 22nd, 2022 at 8:29am
   I'm glad we don't have badgers here.  My crew would surely tangle with them if we did. I guess our biggest threat is skunks.  Pandora and my late Kali have both been sprayed.  With Pandora it wasn't that bad because it was an indirect hit but poor Kali got it point blank in the face.  She never messed with skunks again. 
    I know we have porcupines in New Jersey but I've never seen one so I don't worry much about them.

Title: Re: Phoebe got another badger
Post by Curious Aardvark on Jun 22nd, 2022 at 5:37pm
Yeah damn glad we don't have skunks in England :-)

My sister's partners old Akita used to regularly get skunked in Canada.


Title: Re: Phoebe got another badger
Post by slingbadger on Jun 23rd, 2022 at 6:45am
poor badger
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Title: Re: Phoebe got another badger
Post by slingbadger on Jun 23rd, 2022 at 2:57pm
I know you have Canada geese, AKA Insane murder chickens. Don't let the dog mess with them.
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