Badger Cub Portrait
Rover, a badger cub at one of the setts I visit regularly. Whilst the other cubs don’t venture far from the sett, Rover is much more confident and is usually out foraging over 1000m away, hence the name!For this image I lay in the long grass on the edge of a well used Badger path and waited for Rover to come along. Sure enough after a few minutes this stripy face appeared over the hill. Not phased by me at all he kept coming until he was almost touching the front of my lens, before foraging briefly to the side allowing me to get out of the way! Derbyshire, Peak District National Park.
Badger Cub About Badgers:
Badgers are largely nocturnal and extremely shy but remain one of the UK’s favourite mammals. Highly sociable creatures, they live together in large underground setts, typically with many entrances. Many believe the best way to identify an active sett is by the entrance hole, as badgers typically favour a characteristic sideways ‘D’ shape entrance. However the entrance shape can be misleading as many animals can occupy old setts. Badgers, foxes, rabbits and even otters have all been known to take over each others old burrows. Actually one of the best ways to tell is by fresh piles of dirt outside, Badgers are voracious diggers and are constantly expanding their setts.
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