|The cottage at night ..note the depressed pumpkin lantern|
There is a new large badger boar on the field at night.
He and his set mates seem to be new to the area, and have pushed their way through the riding stable's poor fencing to the south where they have left their signature black and white hair on the barb wire fencing.
The hen houses are all robust enough to withstand badger attacks , but the very presence of a big, and rather aggressive boar has unnerved the ducks, who have become noisy and panicked when he is about. They woke me up with their quacking around 3 am on Sunday and Monday morning and I was up again around 5 am yesterday when I heard the badger scraping heavily at Mary's hutch wire.
I looked out of the bedroom window and saw the boar quite clearly.
He looked as big as a bear.
I took Winifred over to the field and snorting like a steam train, she saw the interlopers off but I am now toying with the idea of setting up a single electric wire strand which could circle the duck house at least.....the poor hysterical ducks could then have a good nights sleep...and so could I
Having said all this, the badgers didn't turn up last night....
Either that or I slept through their activity....
I need my coffee this morning
Badger chaser Winifred and I dozing on the couch at 5 am yesterday morning