Well, Mrs BWM and Scarlett are still on holiday in Anglesey, braving the gales, but I’m back in Bedfordshire. I’m here alone with just a somewhat neurotic cat for company.
Anyway, I have another badger road death to record. I came across this one on the way to work this morning, in a wooded area to the south of the village. I didn’t have time to look closely (especially not in my best suit), but it was a fully grown adult.
I’ve never seen any signs of badgers in this area before, but it’s a badgery sort of place – woods and fields and no houses. My long-term plan of logging badger deaths in the area is meant to give me a record that I can refer back to and look for patterns, but it also helps to track badger setts too. If my mapping of territories is correct, badgers around here control an area with a radius of 350-500m from their home sett. This means that every time you see a dead badger on the road, there is probably a sett within 500m. Makes you think, doesn’t it?