Watching my garden WebCam last night (along with about eight other happy wildlife watchers from around the world) we were treated to plenty of foxes and at 10.30pm a lone badger.
It’s the first time I’ve seen a badger this early in the evening. She stayed around for a while, and then disappeared into the garden undergrowth when the neighbours started banging their car doors. However, reviewing the night video I notice that she came back again at about 2am for 10 mins just to hoover up the last of the sultanas and peanuts.
Here is a short video of her… who I have given the nickname Apple because she comes from the Orchard Sett.
It’s been relatively dry for the last few days, and I’m wondering if she has had to venture out a bit earlier in order to get enough food.
Rain is forecast tonight and tomorrow, so it will be interesting to see if she appears again after the heavens have opened and there are plenty of worms and slugs for her to eat nearer to home.
There also seems to be more foxes in the garden. Especially two youngsters. One who is very healthy and likes having a good laugh.
Here is a video of her last night.
The other who has lost all the fur from her tail, and is limping badly. I’m hoping she will make a recovery over the next few weeks with a bit of feeding up on honey sandwiches and pet vitamins.
The video below is from last night and shows just how bad her limp is.