Badger traces

Badger track

Badgers come out at night (dusk in mid-summer) so specialist equipment is needed to photograph them. Some of the traces they leave can be seen more easily.

These pictures were taken in a quiet country lane with high sandy banks near Trysull. Sandy banks are badgerspreferred location for their setts.

The wide path of compressed sand is the badger pathway to the field on the opposite side of the road.

Badger sett

This second slip of sand is looser, and stops half way down the bank. It is the detritus produced when the badgers dig out one of the entrances of their sett.

Badger sett

A badger set has multiple entrances. Scrambling up the bank brought these two into view. Both are protected and partly hidden by a holly bush.

Badger sett