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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony1948 View Post
    .I bricked it but still helped meself to about a dozen pritty boys

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    ocean1975.On a Bushcraft forum you'r not trying to say you do not now wot pritty boys are.they are mail pheasants.Not the drab hen birds

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    More great tracks and pics Paul, and great photos from ocean and Al21

    Are badger tracks generally direct registration?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony1948 View Post
    ocean1975.On a Bushcraft forum you'r not trying to say you do not now wot pritty boys are.they are mail pheasants.Not the drab hen birds
    i must admit, that's a new one on me too lol
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    More great tracks and pics Paul, and great photos from ocean and Al21

    Are badger tracks generally direct registration?
    Not entirely direct as the hind is laid a bit behind the fore but enough to lay over part of it.
    It's all dependant on how quick the animal is moving I should add.
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    Thanks Paul.
    Am I correct in thinking the faster the animal is moving, the more of a direct reg, but the further apart the actual prints left?
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    Went to a local woods the other day, and found a few burrows, which I think are rabbit, as they don't seem big enough for badgers setts. What do you make of them Paul?





















    But I think this is badger damage





    As I found this nearby

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    Did you find any fur at the entrance to the burrows? Being in the woods like that, and going by the types and size of trails, I would be more inclined to think it was badger.

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    I didn't really look for fur, I must admit. The thing that made me think rabbit was the droppings near the entrance, and the size of the "hole", which was only around 6 inches across. I shall return at some point, and investigate fur-ther lol
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    The holes are rabbit without a doubt, you'd expect to see a much larger 'D' shaped hole if it was badger plus you have said they were 6" across.
    I would expect to see a larger spoil heap and also old bedding outside the entrance.
    I'm also pretty sure that's not badger damage on the log - just looks like it's been snapped off - and I can't make out the impression in the soil in the last picture.

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