I spent Friday evening down at the badgers sett. Tiny Tim was the only badger around.
This one still spends most of its time near the sett. It was the smallest of the 6 cubs born this year.
The nursery sett is quite a distance from the main sett and I’m wondering whether some of the cubs will moved in to the main sett or will stay living here.
The main sett contain around 70 entrance holes. It seems to be split in to two parts. Each year the badgers change which part of the sett is active. I think this might be to allow the parasites and germs to die off over the year that part is empty.
I have noticed recently that the badgers are starting to tidy up last years part of the sett ready to move back in, in the autumn.
Tiny Tim (although I think she is a girl) is becoming more and more used to me watching her. This time she came right up next to the log I was leaning on, stood up, balanced her front paws on the log and sniffed at my arm.
On Saturday I joined the Badger Army in Cheltenham to peacefully protest against the badger cull.
A while ago I wrote a blog on why I go on these badger marches
Simon Gardner very kindly gave me permission to use this great photo he took of The Badger Army in Cheltenham. Everybody is very passionate about protecting these beautiful animals.