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Hope this catches on

Postby Ice.Maiden » 21 May 2014, 16:03

There's still no concrete proof that badgers carry bovine TB, but rather than killing the animals in often very inhumane ways, at least one group in Derbyshire's trialling a better method.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-de ... e-27496138
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Re: Hope this catches on

Postby pilvikki » 23 May 2014, 14:07

    well, it worked for me!

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    Re: Hope this catches on

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    Re: Hope this catches on

    Postby pilvikki » 24 May 2014, 08:58


    it looks so sweet...

    are they?
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    Postby Ice.Maiden » 25 May 2014, 06:25

    No! They'll enter peoples' gardens and go snuffling round dustbins looking for food or churn up your garden. They might look sweet and be interesting to watch, but although they're normally timid and'll run away from humans, they can also be aggressive if they're provoked. They have very strong teeth and can give an almighty bite. Not only that, they spray everywhere to mark their territory, and the musk they leave isn't easy to get rid of.
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    Re: Hope this catches on

    Postby pilvikki » 25 May 2014, 10:18


    so they're your skunks then...?

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    Postby Ice.Maiden » 25 May 2014, 11:16

    Funnily enough, skunks went through my mind when I was typing that, although the badger smell's not quite so pungent - more of a lighter but lingering musky odour ... which explains why badgers're said to "musk" when they leave their scent.

    European badgers come from the weasel and stoat family, but I think they're far more like skunks in their appearance.

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    Re: Hope this catches on

    Postby pilvikki » 25 May 2014, 15:05


    still cute! :)
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    Re: Hope this catches on

    Postby Ice.Maiden » 25 May 2014, 18:20

    They are, and the babies ......

    Altogether now ..... :o

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    Me want one!! :lmao4:
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    Postby pilvikki » 26 May 2014, 16:08


    they sure are! do people keep them as pets?
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    Postby Ice.Maiden » 28 May 2014, 17:50

    I think it's illegal to keep them as pets now, but they wouldn't make good ones anyway, cute as the babies look. They can dig for England, so their claws'd trash carpets and soft furnishings. They're also unpredictable, and although they can be shy in the wild, they can also turn aggressive and have an enormously strong bite. best to leave them in the wild, but I still think they're cute.
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    Re: Hope this catches on

    Postby pilvikki » 29 May 2014, 12:24


    ok, i'll put this one back...

    joking!

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    Re: Hope this catches on

    Postby Ice.Maiden » 29 May 2014, 14:27

    Send it on to me - NOT joking!! LOL. Those babies're gorgeous aren't they?

    My friend has regular adult ones visit her garden. She watches them from her bedroom window, but has to keep as quiet as a mouse, otherwise they scuttle off again.
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