Curious Badger Cub

A young badger cub peering out of the long grass in a hay field. 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! 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. 

You can find more about the badger here

 

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A young badger cub peering out of the long grass in a hay field. 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! Derbyshire, Peak District National Park.

 

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