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    Badger sign.

    Stop me if it's been done before (though I couldn't find anything on here) but I thought I'd start up some threads every now and again containing tracks and sign that I've found on my wanders if anyone's interested.

    I'll start with badger since, I think, we all like them.

    Here's a nice print to start with.
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    A typical sett entrance, even a bit of rabbit droppings at the front too!
    Note the spoil heap and the bedding. Badgers regularly clean out and gather fresh bedding.
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    Latrine - consistency and colour of scat can vary according to diet. Mainly quite near to a sett but are also used to mark territory too.
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    No, not another sett entrance.
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    Brock has dug up a bees nest for a feast.
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    More badger sign to follow.

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    Some more scat containing rabbit fur (I think). This wasn't in a latrine and there were lumps of this everywhere.
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    Badger trail through the ramsons. I especially like this because it's a perfect crossroads - no human interference at all.
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    Scratching log that's been well used. This would be an ideal place to hide nearby and try to spot them.
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    Another feast. This time it's a wasp nest that's been dug up.
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    Ranger Ben Casey's Avatar
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    Really cool Thanks for th info
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    Great stuff Bushwhacker, looking forward to more.
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    Thats a fantastic idea. I want to learn tracking so im eagerly awaiting more. Also those are great photos

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    I hope thats a birchbark canoe in your pocket.... - I guess i should give some credit to Metal Mug

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    Here are some pictures of a badger skull i found and a copule of badger tracks.
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    Some nice additions ocean.
    Cheers.

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    I keep trying to get some better pics, but I think these are my best Badger tracks to-date.



    This youngster was attracted to a waspnest I was destroying and taking some pics of, I heard some snuffling behind me and turned around to see Brock having a shuffle about. I felt rather privileged!



    I must get some plaster of paris to make some casts to get my boys more interested.

    Al
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    I was mowching about in the woods one night,well lots of nights,around some release pens,when I herd wot I thought was the keeper I dived down behind a big tree,I could'ant make out this noise,something rootting about snorting and rooting I put me ead around the tree and come faceto face with old brock,He was about 3in off me face,he just snortted turned and woddled off the way he came.I bricked it but still helped meself to about a dozen pritty boys

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