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Could this be evidence of a badger in my garden? I know some of you on GOY have had the misfortunate of them visiting your gardens so thought you might be able to identify the signs. Could this be a latrine? This photo is taken in the woodland, you will see my bluebells have been dug up.

Then on the paths we have little dug out holes.

We regularly have foxes but they leave their faeces on the surface. Thank you. Dawn



Yes, I think the sloppy poo-poos in the hole indicates a badger.

24 Sep, 2013


Rags soaked in jeyes fluid are meant to act as a deterrent, we were lucky a badger visited a couple of times and then the field was ploughed and seeded and the badger didn't reappear.

25 Sep, 2013


Thanks Bulb. I couldnt think of anything else it could be, sign.

Hi Snoop, I have a labrador and two cats. None of them are out after dusk though.

Hello Moongrower. Thanks for the tip. I guess you put the Jeyes Fluid rags where it enters? I havent a clue where that is, I could put them in the area where is has been pooing. Just grassland surrounds us, I hadnt a clue they were around here.

Thanks again everyone, not what I wanted to hear but thanks.

25 Sep, 2013


We found it quite easy to work out where the badger was coming in but I guess it depends what sort of fence/hedge you have.

25 Sep, 2013


I must have a look around but we have mainly hawthorn hedging all the way around with lots of gaps. I'll could put a few rags around, thanks Moongrower.

25 Sep, 2013


As everyone says its definitely a badger when we were getting them in they used to dig a hole under the fence to get in, then dig up the lawn and then either dig another hole to get out or rip the fence apart. What I did was to dig a trench about 18 inches deep and bury some pig wire in it with the remainder nailed to the fence, which stopped them digging underneath and breaking the fence. Touch wood so far so good Roythefoot .

25 Sep, 2013


Chilli pepper where they were coming in and where they were digging soon sorted ours.

25 Sep, 2013


Hi, I think it's a good idea to keep pets out of their way, as I think that if they started fighting, the pets would come off second best, a few years ago, I found the skin of a hedge hog, complete with spines, no sign of a body anywhere, and there's only a badger that could do that, I didn't know we had badgers, although I've found different signs since, but never seen one, Derek.

28 Sep, 2013


Hi Roy, I'm pleased your fencing trick kept the badgers out.
Hello Stera, I have chilli peppers in the greenhouse, thanks.
Hi Snoop, I guess dogs rolling in badger mess is as bad as when they rub in fox.
Hi Derek, yes, I wouldnt want my labrador to come up against a badger.

28 Sep, 2013

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