|Badger "Runs" from the lane, up into the field|
This is not going to be rant about open cupboard doors, toilet seats being left up or
landing lights being left on.......I got rid of all that emotional rubbish in yesterday's blog
no, it's just a comment about badgers.
The other night I counted eight badgers on the field. Eight! Sure they looked cute as buttons as they squabbled their noisy way in between the hen houses, but it IS a worrying fact that their numbers have rocketed noticably over the past couple of years...so much so, that in my tiny corner of rural peace and quiet,hedges have been damaged (ABOVE PHOTO),fences have been undermined and increasing amounts of the neighbours' gardens have been dug up and damaged.
It is obvious to people that live in the country that badger numbers are reaching pest levels
what isn't obvious is how the problem should be addressed, if at all.
The recent cull in parts of England was put on hold mainly because badger numbers were thought to be far too high...if that is indeed the case, I wonder just how devistating this explosion of badger numbers will have on the rural landscape.
we shall see.
btw. I have left a small silent video which was taken at dawn this morning. I was playing around with my grotty camera....which is playing up as much as blogger is this morning.
so much so, that I am having huge problems even writing this blog entry.
Is anyone else having problems?