Mr Badger Pays a Visit

This was taken some years ago when I had the most fortunate experience of having this extraordinary badger visit me over a fairly long period. I often wonder what ever became of him, but cherish these once in a lifetime moments.

You can learn more of my experience through my Badger Diary.

You can learn more about badgers by clicking on the image below:

European Badger (Meles meles)

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31 thoughts on “Mr Badger Pays a Visit

    • Thank you, Vicki πŸ™‚ He usually visited anytime from between just after dark and the early hours, but mostly seemed to get into a routine so there was a good chance I would spot him if I was patient enough to wait for him. He had got quite used to the outside lights, so this was a great help for me in fliming and photographing him, otherwise I would have struggled getting any good imagery.

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    • Thank you, Belinda πŸ™‚ It was trully a wonderful experience and one of life’s highs for me. He visited from July 2012 until the end of 2014, after then I don’t know what happened, but a fox appeared in its place for a while, eating the peanuts I had been putting out.

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    • Thank you πŸ™‚ At the time it was eating peanuts, which badgers simply adore, and chunks of cheese. But they will eat most things. Peanuts and cheese has to beat worms, any day πŸ™‚

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  1. Dear Pete,

    Very sweet video with Mr. badger πŸ™‚
    In free nature I did not see him only once heart him in a forest working under an old tree to build his cave. Our dog was running after him and disappeared in the cave and there was a fight going on. Our dog came back and was bitten in the nose – (he defended his home) – but nothing serious…

    Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚
    Have a nice day
    Didi

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  2. I like badgers; they are getting bad press. The marsh herd are grazing around half a dozen badger setts at the moment. The badgers forage unbelievably close the cattle’s legs: harmony and cooperation at its best.

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  3. Use to see several badgers when we lived out West in Arizona. They are nothing to play with, they can get quite mean. But your video is wonderful, I enjoyed seeing a badger in such a peaceful setting.

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    • Thank you, Peggy πŸ™‚ One has to respect these magnificent mammals, and realise that they are indeed wild animals. And although the badger that used to visit me was but a few feet away from where I observed him, he was always as wary of me as I was of him. Most times they are skittish creatures at best, but corner one and you could lose a hand, they are so powerful. But thankfully all was indeed peaceful, he had his evening dinner, and I had the pleasure of watching him πŸ™‚

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    • Thank you very much, Ark πŸ™‚ Not a pro, but have been making music on and off since the mid 1980s. More of hobby, like my photography. Too busy working 9 till 5 to pay the bills to be able to do much more πŸ™‚

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    • I think I was very lucky, for my badger was just visiting and he never really done any damage. I know once they make your garden their home they can become quite a serious problem. Still, a great experience for me, and very special. Not many people get to see them in their lifetime like we have πŸ™‚

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