Peeking Badger Cub

A badger cub peers cautiously out of the long grass, Derbyshire, Peak District National Park. As I sat listening to this little cub snuffling about in the dense vegetation at the edge of the field, I knew that it was only a matter of time before it would poke its nose through. All I had to do was carefully position myself to get the best angle.

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 badger cub peers cautiously out of the long grass, Derbyshire, Peak District National Park. As I sat listening to this little cub snuffling about in the dense vegetation at the edge of the field, I knew that it was only a matter of time before it would poke its nose through. All I had to do was carefully position myself to get the best angle.

 

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