Green Fingers I Wish

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Badgers Spotted in More Gardens Survey

In this week`s RSPB's summer wildlife study (Make Your Nature Count), one in ten householders reported seeing badgers in their gardens.

We expect to see creatures like foxes, hedgehogs and robins and blackbirds of course. But, not so much the nocturnal badger. It`s thought that they are lured into gardens by nuts and seeds left out for birds. Badgers will eat a wide variety of foods, both meat and vegetables.

It is estimated there are around 300,000 badgers in the UK, with figures remaining steady. Farmers aren`t too keen on them, since there is a worry about them transferring bovine tuberculosis (TB) to cattle, though the risk to animals and humans is said to be small.


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