Other Homes: A Badger Sett


A slightly sunken lane parallels Smugglers Copse down to the river. My neighbour Nick tells me a custom house used to stand at the head of this path at its junction with Inchemery Lane, but all trace (except for a kink in the road) has been lost. Toward the middle of the lane around 100 metres from the river, badgers have made a home in the soft embankment. I could not find any latrines, but there were a few trails into nearby pasture that would provide earthworms for a healthy diet. A few shallow conical scrapes were also noted under the trees above the sett which may be related.



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