Let’s celebrate National Badger Day – The Mum Diaries

Although Badgers are one of Britain’s oldest native species I don’t think I have ever seen one. They look really adorable though! To help celebrate National Badger Day I thought I would learn more about badgers. Then share some facts with you, so you can learn more about them too!

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Some facts about the Badger

  • Badgers are one of the Uk’s most recognised mammal! It is often referred as a living symbol of the British Countryside.
  • A Badgers Sett (their underground home) can often be more than 50 metres long. Which is about as tall as The Arc de Triomphe (49 metres), or Nelson’s Column. (51.64metres)
  • Badgers can eat over 200 earthworms in a single night!
  • Badgers and their setts are protected by law. It is against the law to dig for a badger, disturb badgers when they are occupying a sett, wilfully kill, injure or take badgers. As well as intentionally or recklessly damage or destroy a badger sett or obstructing access to one.

 

 

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2 Comments

  1. 10th October 2018 / 10:13 am

    Great facts about Badgers, I live in the countryside and have only came across one in my life time #Blogtober18

  2. 17th October 2018 / 6:23 pm

    I didn’t even know there was a world badger day. How lovely. We have lots of these chaps round our way. It’s nice to see.

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