I had one that used to visit my back garden in Sheffield. It is quite scary to come home from pub, stagger down the dark alley round the back of the houses to come knee cap to face to a black and white rodent eater. I’m not sure which of us was more scared.Posted 9 years ago
A couple of days later the little bugger dug up the compost heap and ate the hedgehog that had been living there for two years. 👿samuriMember
Badgers are the wildlife equivalent of one of those little short squat blokes who can drink 17 pints and then go out and start a proper fight with the entire military occupancy of a visiting ukranian aircraft carrier out on shore leave and still stagger home to cook a quick fry up before waking up bright and breezy the next morning with not a scratch on him.
Badgers were designed by Chuck Norris when he took over god’s job for a few weeks so God could go on holiday….. to give tazmanian devils something to fight.
They are made for brawling. Heavy thick fur, jaws like a tiger, thick heavy bones, extremely low centre of gravity, claws like a lion, hard as eff.
Avoid. I’ve known hunting dogs to be ripped up good and proper when they’ve cornered a badger.Posted 9 years agodruidhMember
Someone from the local badger watch once explained to me about badger baiting. Basically, a badger is put into a pit with 3 or 4 dogs. Thing is, to give the dogs a chance, the badger will have been beaten with a cricket bat first until it is almost concussed and mibbe has a broken leg or two.Posted 9 years agopantsonfireMember
I hit a badger driving down a lane in mid wales at about 40 mph killed the badger but the front of my car was stoved in it looked like I had driven into a lamp post. When I rang the insurance claim line the girl on the phone didnt believe me she thought a badger was about the size of a house cat luckily I had taken plenty of photos as proof
Unfortunately that is the only badger I have ever seen 🙁Posted 9 years agoJackass123456789Member
When I shared a house with some mates one night we were all woken to an all mighty racket in the garden, So we put the outside light on and opened the top part of our rear stable door. There was a badger ripping through our rubbish so we shouted at it (knowing not to go out there) and he stopped turned round and looked at us, grunted and then full on charged at the back door nearly breaking the lower half of the door then was showing his teeth and going mad at us!!
He then suddenly stopped, returned to our rubbish, picked up the Mc Donalds brown paper bag that was in the rubbish and went on his way!!
Badgers don’t just like mash potato they like big mac and fries as well!!Posted 9 years agoKingofBiscuitsMember
I saw a badger, in the flesh so to speak, for the first time last week. I was on my second ever night ride and it popped its head up from the undergrowth and then trundled across the trail I was riding and disappeared. I was quite impressed. Especially as the only badgers I usually see are dead at the road side.Posted 9 years agonickeggMember
I think they’re cute! I’ve encountered many on night rides around my way as there are alot of Badger sets in the woods here.
They run pretty bloody quick too as i’ve chased a few down bridleways.
I have to say that they also seem to enjoy sleeping beside busy roads, often on their backs! They are asleep right???!Posted 9 years agowoffleMember
my commute to work takes me through ‘Brock Wood’ I presume named as there’s a couple of setts (sp?) in it – my current record is seeing 8 badgers in less than 1/2 a mile. It’d wouldn’t be so bad if one community weren’t at the bottom of a big hill where I’m usually doing about 25mph – they run up and down the sides of the road like eejits and you’ve no idea what direction they’re going to go in.
not hit one yet though I’m sure it’s only a matter of time.Posted 9 years agoRichybMember
I ran one over one on my first solo night ride, pootling along up some wooded singletrack and saw a flash of black and white at the side of the trail, it ran directly between my wheels and the back wheel rode over the top of it. Felt sorry for it, but wasn’t about to stop and ask if it was OK.Posted 9 years agoOllyMember
Im shocked at the number of badger haters on STWf!
it doesnt take much to slow down or stop to avoid them! (though i realise the daft woodland creature types do have an atraction to that space between the wheels)
theyre not “on your trail”
your more than likely on thier trail
hail the badgers!Posted 9 years agoKingofBiscuitsMember
I agree, Badgers are great, really pleased now i’ve seen one.
A woman I used to work with didn’t think badgers existed and that the ones on TV were actually animatronic Badgers. I couldn’t be bothered to argue. Plus she was seriously trim.
Badgers crop up a lot. On a drunken episode in Prague the lads and I wondered what would happpen if a badger bumped into a skunk and due to its poor eye sight got friendly? A Skadger perhaps?Posted 9 years agoCoyoteSubscriber
As with all of mother nature’s children, badgers are subject to abuse.Posted 9 years ago
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