Non-motoring > Badgers coming to back door Miscellaneous
Thread Author: zippy Replies: 3

 Badgers coming to back door - zippy
We have two badgers that come to our backdoor.

It turns out that doggo (who goes mad at any intruder) has left some of her treats in the garden and the badgers come around at night and eat them up.

Tonight there were no treats for one badger as I had watched an older badger hoover them up.

Some time later (at about 00:45) a younger (well smaller anyway) badger comes up to the bi-fold doors and raises itself up on the sill. When it sees that I have noticed it, it proceeds to the bi-folds in the kitchen and moves its snout to the ground several times.

Now I know I am anthropomorphising the badger's behaviour but it did look as if it was gesturing for food.

I opened the door, threw out a treat which it picked up and disappeared with.

I suspect it will be back tomorrow.
 Badgers coming to back door - Dog
We used to feed badgers on the doorstep when we first moved to Cornwall 24 years ago.

Peanuts were their favourite grub. They stopped coming when we got our first dog (in Cornwall) a rescue cross Lab/Springer.
 Badgers coming to back door - Zero
You can if you wish continue to feed the badgers, maybe put up a trail camera (they are very cheap now) but as you have a dog - a smallish dog I seem to recall - remember

The Badgers have fleas and ticks, those front claws are awesome and an adult Badger will happily rip a small dog to bits. Plus if your dog is like mine, it will be rolling in badger poo in a heartbeat.
Last edited by: Zero on Mon 1 Aug 22 at 08:14
 Badgers coming to back door - zippy
I mentioned the encounter with Mrs Z and she said that the Badger has me well trained!
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