First glimpse of 2018 badger cubs

I’m really please to discover, after waiting patiently, that this years badger cubs are finally being brave enough to venture above ground.

 

It’s been really interesting watch through all of the trail camera footage, of which the above film is only a very small selection.

There seems to be two adults looking after the cubs. Mum (Arrow) and another female.

You can see the other female grooming a cub in the clip, then Arrow turns up and the first female very slightly dips her head down.

The other badgers seem to be comfortable with the cubs around and towards the end of the clip you can see an adult walk over as a cub climbs underneath it.

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About Alex White - Appletonwild

This is my diary of the wildlife where I live in Oxfordshire, and sometimes the places I visit. My passion is for British wildlife, especially Badgers and Hares. I am a keen amateur photographer using a Canon SX60 HS. All the photographs on this blog are taken by myself unless stated otherwise. I am a member of A Focus on Nature, the network for Young Nature Conservationists, BBOWT, The Oxon Mammal group and The Oxfordshire badger Group. You can also follow me on Twitter @Appletonwild Instagram appletonwild
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9 Responses to First glimpse of 2018 badger cubs

  1. Linda Ward says:

    Thanks for sharing Alex, makes me wonder how the young ones interact inside the sett with the other adults. Linda

    Linda

    On 4 May 2018 at 16:12, Appleton Wildlife Diary by Alex White wrote:

    > Alex White – Appletonwild posted: “I’m really please to discover, after > waiting patiently, that this years badger cubs are finally being brave > enough to venture above ground. It’s been really interesting watch > through all of the trail camera footage, of which the above film is o” >

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  2. Great footage. Here in Vermont we have a lot of skunks and opossums, but I’ve never managed to locate a den on our property. We don’t have badgers, so it’s fun to learn about them.

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