- How to scare off foxes/badgers/general wildlife?
Might be relevant?Posted 8 years agoAnalogueAndyMember
Ha ha. Looks like badgers to me, after worms / leatherjacks
You're in trouble! They use the same runs they've used for generations and the odd fence (or even wall) won't get in their way, they just buldoze through it or dig under it.
An electric fence is a good idea.
We got a large set near us. Nice to see them in the garden but they can be a pain. It was the sweetcorn crop this year. The buggers left all 12 plants until the cobs were perfect, came along one night and ate the lot – ate as in pulled the cobs off the plants, unwrapped them and neatly ate all the corn off the cobs!!
Some good advice here:Posted 8 years ago
ISTR there was somewhere on the box over the summer with the same problem (tho' it was a country house with a pretty big garden) – badgers were making a heck of a mess. I think their solution – given that enclosing it was impractical, even if it did work – was to put more interesting food out for the badgers.
(Ah, just spotted daisyduke's post – peanuts sound familiar).
Foxes and squirrels occasionally have a go at our lawn, but it's normally just in isolated spots – tho' annoyingly the little beggars tend to go back to the same place.Posted 8 years agoDimmadanMember
leatherjacks is the reason.
It has been happening on golf courses all over the South West.Posted 8 years ago
One man's pest is another man's wildlife?! Certainly not rare in my garden.
Still rare though up here is one of the few refuges we get them every few years buzzing around work. Scare the crap out of the female members of staff and provide great humour when you tell them their name.Posted 8 years agocoffeekingMember
Seems that it's possibly the grubs themselves, rather than the badgers, that are causing the bald patches:
Maybe you should encourage the badgers?Posted 8 years ago
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