- Anyone else been attacked by badger during night ride?
came home one night to an unusual squealing in the garden (titter ye not) – thought fox at the guinea pigs – but no two badgers fighting like Bruce Lee was actually Ghandi – turned hose on them and that calmed them down a bit – but neighbour found one of them dead the next day
mrs antigee casually mentioned the event to someone who worked for defra – great response ” could have had your arm off!” – for statistical purposes “could have” = zero reported incidencesPosted 5 years agoBunnyhopSubscriber
Got badgers that forage in my garden and I sometimes sit on the grass by our decking waiting for them, they come quite close but when they realise I’m there they scarper. Proper playful characters and like to chase one and other and any neighbourhood cats.
Same here, although we only get to see them if our security light pops on.Posted 5 years ago
They have an amazing sense of smell and hearing, however eyesight is pretty bad.PJM1974Member
Badgers are ace. We’ve loads around our way, but unfortunately they seem to keep losing battles with cars and lorries.
Badgers are the only creature that insist I give way to them on the trail…
As for culling them, I’d far rather solve the problem by electing them to stand for parliament instead. I suspect they’d be better at running the constituency than my local MP.Posted 5 years agoandy1001Member
I must see about 20 a year. I night ride where there are many of them. Side ways on tends to be the worse where they run out into your path. They just want to get out of the way. Never had one attack. Only if cornered would they do so. Closest was at the bottom of a descent down a hill in delamere forest. Two jumped out and the two of us nearly hit them. For sure they are big creatures. But not agressive at all.Posted 5 years agobwaarpMember
was out on my bike last week on a country road and then next minute I hear snarling, feel the back of my bike get clattered and something scampering close to my wheel. Can only assume it was either a Grizzly bear or a Badger. Given it was pitch black and my light was only illuminating in front and turning around just revealed a dark void I sprinted up the unlight country road as fast as my little legs could carry me. After about a mile I kept thinking to myself that I must have out run it!
Interested to hear any other tails as I am about to go out again, but think I will do a different route tonight. Bigs girls blouse I hear you say, you will encounter bigger furry creatures on the Tour Divide:-O
The Rutland Panther?
Seriously, I’ve seen it and I wasn’t on drugs.
I’m not doing night rides at Wakerly any more lol!Posted 5 years agotry5Member
Have been chased by escaped scrapyard dogs. They released my inner sprinter!Posted 5 years ago
have been riding in the woods in a couple of different locations and small groups of deer
have emerged out of the gloom, running silently along side me. Not that scary but eery nonetheless.
most scarily, I was doin an over-nighter ride with the dog-we were camped out next to a flinty beach.
Around midnight there was a deep phlegmy cough and the sound of flints being scuffed. The dog and I both froze but saw nothing. Upon relaying the story I was assured that it was a badger and not a velocipedophile.HazeMember
See them quite often too, two or three very close encounters but they just seem to be doing their best to get away.
They’re often in our street the night before the bins are collected, I’m usually coming home from riding and once went to corner one before thinking better of it.Posted 5 years agoalpine girlMember
I’ve had one manage to get hold of my foot (as I cycled uphill very slowly – it ran out from the verge) and growl and shake it like a dog with a toy. I was too shocked to do anything for a couple of seconds but then I screamed and fell off which seemed to scare it away!Posted 5 years agovelocipedeMember
Coming down off Old Pale in Delamere about 12 months ago, night ride with mates. Lead rider hit a badger at full pelt, I would say 25mph, and went head over heels into the dark – not a pretty sight and I was sure he would require the helicopter ambulance! Miraculously, he got up, dusted himself off and carried on the ride – the badger was nowhere to be seen.
My mate didn’t come out on a night ride for 6 weeks – not injured, just sh1771ng himself!!
See them every night in Delamere but keep well away….and keep the brakes well covered on decents!!!Posted 5 years ago
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