Female Badger

An adult Female Badger I affectionately nicknamed Scruffles thanks to her incredibly scruffy look! At one point she was looking very unhealthy but after an amazing recovery she is thankfully much improved. Derbyshire, Peak District National Park. No matter how much time I spend with badgers it’s always an amazing experience and a real treat to have the trust of these elusive and shy animals. 

Female Badger – About Badgers:

Badgers are one of Britain’s most evocative and easily recognisable mammals. These gentle woodland creatures have faced severe persecution over the years and have developed a strong fear of humans. This elusive personality, combined with their photogenic nature makes them pretty high up on any wildlife photographers list.

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. 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. The best way to tell is by fresh piles of dirt at the entrances, known as spoil heaps. Badgers are voracious diggers and are constantly expanding their setts. 

You can find more about the badger here.

If you would prefer to save yourself all the time and hard work looking for badgers yourself, why not book one of my very popular Badger Photography Workshops? Over the years I have located hundreds of active setts. These have been carefully monitored for cubs, daylight activity, an open setting and the best light, with workshops run at the best of the best.

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An adult Female Badger I affectionately nicknamed Scruffles thanks to her incredibly scruffy look! At one point she was looking very unhealthy but after an amazing recovery she is thankfully much improved.  Derbyshire, Peak District National Park. No matter how much time I spend with badgers it's always an amazing experience and a real treat to have the trust of these elusive and shy animals. 

 

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